Dynamic Signatures of Driven Vortex Motion

  • G. W. Crabtree
  • D. Lopez
  • W. K. Kwok
  • A. M. Petrean
  • R. J. Olsson
  • H. Safar
  • L. M. Paulius
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 545)


We probe the dynamic nature of driven vortex motion in superconductors with a new type of transport experiment. An inhomogeneous Lorentz driving force is applied to the sample, inducing vortex velocity gradients that distinguish the hydrodynamic motion of the vortex liquid from the elastic and plastic motion of the vortex solid. We observe elastic depinning of the vortex lattice at the critical current, and shear induced plastic slip of the lattice at high Lorentz force gradients.


Critical Current Vortex Lattice Applied Shear Stress Plastic Slip Disk Geometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Crabtree
    • 1
  • D. Lopez
    • 1
  • W. K. Kwok
    • 1
  • A. M. Petrean
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. J. Olsson
    • 1
    • 3
  • H. Safar
    • 4
  • L. M. Paulius
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  2. 2. Department of PhysicsWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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