• Evidence for supercooling across a vortex-matter phase transition: studies on CeRU2 and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8

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      Vortex-matter transition; supercooling; CeRu2; Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8

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      We present DC magnetization data indicating a first-order phase transition in the vortex state of CeRu2, with the higher entropy phase exhibiting enhanced pinning. Minor hysteresis loops show evidence of supercooling of the higher entropy phase as the phase boundary is crossed both isothermally as well as at constant field. These features are shown to be absent across the Bragg-glass to vortex-glass transition in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. The supercooling is more persistent in the constant field case.

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      P Chaddah1 S B Roy1

      1. Low Temperature Physics Group, Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore - 452 013, India
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