Muons as local probes of three-body correlations in the mixed state of type-II superconductors

G. I. Menon, A. Drew, U. K. Divakar, S. L. Lee, R. Gilardi, J. Mesot, F. Y. Ogrin, D. Charalambous, E. M. Forgan, N. Momono, M. Oda, C. Dewhurst, C. Baines

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Abstract

The vortex glass state formed by magnetic flux lines in a type-II superconductor is shown to possess nontrivial three-body correlations. While such correlations are usually difficult to measure in glassy systems, the magnetic fields associated with the flux vortices allow us to probe these via muon-spin rotation measurements of the local field distribution. We show via numerical simulations and analytic calculations that these observations provide detailed microscopic insight into the local order of the vortex glass and more generally validate a theoretical framework for correlations in glassy systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177004
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2006

Keywords

  • MAGNETIC-FIELD
  • VORTEX LATTICE
  • SPIN ROTATION
  • MU-SR
  • PHASE

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