Translational and bond-orientational order in the vortex lattice of the high-Tc superconductor Bi2.1Sr1.9Ca0.9Cu2O8+

D. G. Grier, C. A. Murray, C. A. Bolle, P. L. Gammel, D. J. Bishop, D. B. Mitzi, A. Kapitulnik

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Abstract

We have investigated the microscopic ordering of the flux lattice in the mixed state of Bi2.1Sr1.9Ca0.9Cu2O8+ near Hc1 by image analysis of Bitter-decorated samples. We observe a dramatic transition from strong isotropic disorder to hexatic order with increasing magnetic field. This transition occurs at a lower applied magnetic field for samples which are annealed in oxygen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2270-2273
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume66
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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