Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 58 Issue 5-6 May 2002 pp 949-954 Physics Of Vortex State
The vortex dynamics at microwave frequencies in YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) films have been studied. We observe a peak in the microwave (4.88 and 9.55 GHz) surface resistance in some films in magnetic fields up to 0.8 T. This is associated with the ‘peak-effect’ phenomenon and reflects the order-disorder transformation of the flux line lattice near the transition temperature. Introduction of artificial pinning centers like columnar defects created as a result of irradiation with 200 MeV Ag ion (at a fluence of 4×1010 ions/cm2) leads to the suppression of the peak in films previously exhibiting ‘peak effect’.
Volume 58 Issue 5-6 May 2002 pp 959-963 Physics Of Vortex State
We report the observation of a propounced peak in surface resistance at microwave frequencies of 4.88 GHz and 9.55 GHz and its disappearance after irradiation with swift ions in laser ablated DyBa2Cu3O7-δ (DBCO) thin films. The measurements were carried out in zero field as well as in the presence of magnetic fields (up to 0.8 T). The films were irradiated using 90 MeV oxygen ions at Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi at a fluence of 3×1013 ions/cm2. Introduction of point defects and extended defects after irradiation suppresses the peak at 9.55 GHz whereas no suppression is observed at 4.88 GHz. These results and the vortex dynamics in the films at microwave frequencies before and after irradiation are discussed.
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