Directional vortex pinning at microwave frequency in YBa

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

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We investigate the effect of the anisotropy and of the directional pinning in YBa2Cu3O7−xfilms grown by pulsed laser ablation from targets containing BaZrO3at 5 mol%. BaZrO3inclusions self-assemble to give nanorods oriented along the c-axis, thus giving a preferential direction for vortex pinning. The directionality of vortex response is studied at high ac frequency with the complex microwave response at 48 GHz, as a function of the applied field and of the angle θ between the field and the c-axis. The complex microwave response does not exhibit any angular scaling, suggesting that the structural anisotropy of YBa2Cu3O7−xis supplemented by at least another preferred orientation. The pinning parameter r shows evidence of directional pinning, effective in a wide range of angles around the c-axis (thus ascribed to BZO nanocolumns).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2093 - 2097
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Pompeo, N., Torokhtii, K., Augieri, A., Celentano, G., Galluzzi, V., & Silva, E. (2013). Directional vortex pinning at microwave frequency in YBa. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 26(5), 2093 - 2097.