Discontinuous jump in transverse magnetization of the flux lattice in YBa2Cu3O7 crystals observed by torque magnetometry

T. R. Chien, Z. Z. Wang, N. P. Ong

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We have measured the torque in YBa2Cu3O7 crystals when the applied field is rotated at angle to the c-axis in the superconducting state. Below a characteristic field Hm we observe a novel discontinuity in the transverse magnetization when exceeds 90°. We interpret this jump as a giant reconfiguration of the flux lattice in response to the field rotation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-344
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1989

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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