Angular dependence of the high-frequency vortex response in YBa

N. Pompeo, R. Rogai, K. Torokhtii, A. Augieri, G. Celentano, V. Galluzzi, E. Silva

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We present a microwave study of the angular dependence of the flux-flow resistivity ρ ff and of the pinning constant k p in YBCO thin films containing BZO nanorods. We find that BZO nanorods are very efficient pinning centers, even in tilted fields. We find that ρ ff is a scaling function of a reduced field H/f(θ). We extend a model for the anisotropic motion of vortices in uniaxially anisotropic superconductor, able to describe the experimental f(θ) on the basis of only the intrinsic anisotropy of YBCO. The pinning constant k p, by contrast, exhibits different field dependences in different angular ranges, consistent with pinning by BZO at angles as large as 60°, and with pinning along the a,b planes as originating from the same mechanism as in pure YBCO with the field along the c axis. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160 - 163
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Pompeo, N., Rogai, R., Torokhtii, K., Augieri, A., Celentano, G., Galluzzi, V., & Silva, E. (2012). Angular dependence of the high-frequency vortex response in YBa. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 479, 160 - 163.