Angle-dependent muon spin rotation measurements have been made on the organic superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu(SCN)2. Oscillations are observed in the width of the internal field distribution, which are periodic in the perpendicular component of the applied magnetic field, Bz = B cos θ, with a uniform period over a range of angles and fields. These oscillations are superimposed on the standard cos θ scaling expected for the width in a highly anisotropic superconductor. The oscillation period is of order 2 mT and the amplitude is particularly strong at fields comparable with the period. The origin of this novel phenomenon is discussed in terms of the low field instabilities of tilted vortices in this highly anisotropic superconductor.
- Superconducting vortex phases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering