New vortex-matter size effect observed in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

Y. M. Wang, M. S. Fuhrer, A. Zettl, S. Ooi, T. Tamegai

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The effect of greatly reduced sample size on the disorder-driven 3D-2D vortex transition in BSCCO was examined. Local magnetization measurements revealed that at low fixed temperatures, the second magnetization peak (SMP) disappears for samples smaller than a temperature-dependent critical length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3626-3629
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

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