Vortex glass transition in a YBa2Cu3O 7-δ film with patterned pinning geometry

T. Kyoso, T. Nojima, S. Okayasu, N. Kobayashi

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We report on multiterminal transport measurement in YBa2Cu 3Oy films, where a vortex flow channel is artificially introduced in a strong pinning environment with columnar defects. The samples were prepared by partially masked heavy-ion irradiation. Two kinds of phase transitions with different transition temperatures, TVG and T BG, which correspond to the vortex glass transition and the Bose glass transition, are observed for the unirradiated region and the irradiated one, respectively. At high field, the situation of TVG<T BG, where the flux flow in unirradiated channel is confined between Bose glass solids of the irradiated region, is realized. The vortex velocity distribution is almost homogeneous inside the channel. Around the boundary, however, we find that the vortices flowing in the unirradiated channel drag the vortices of the Bose glass solid in the irradiated region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-510
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct


  • Bose glass transition
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Vortex glass transition
  • Vortex viscosity
  • YBaCuO films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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