Magnetic relaxation and collective vortex creep in FeTe 0.6Se0.4 single crystal

Yue Sun, Toshihiro Taen, Yuji Tsuchiya, Sunseng Pyon, Zhixiang Shi, Tsuyoshi Tamegai

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We study the vortex dynamics in a high-quality FeTe0.6Se 0.4 single crystal by performing magnetization measurements of the screening current density Js and flux creep rate S. The temperature dependence of S shows a plateau in the intermediate-temperature region with a high creep rate ∼ 0.03, which is interpreted in the framework of the collective creep theory. A crossover from elastic to plastic creep is observed. The glassy exponent and barrier height for the flux creep are directly determined by the extended Maley's method. Js with flux creep, obtained from magnetic hysteresis loops, is successfully reproduced based on the collective creep analysis. We also approach the critical current density without flux creep by means of the generalized inversion scheme, which proves that the and pinning coexist in the FeTe0.6Se0.4 single crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number57013
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept
Externally publishedYes

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