Reconfiguration and hysteresis in superconducting Nb film with honeycomb arrays

S. K. He, W. J. Zhang, Z. C. Wen, W. H. Cao

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Superconducting Nb films with honeycomb array of holes are studied using transport measurements. The oscillating magneto-resistance curves are observed up to large flux density. Two types of resistance minima with different field intervals are observed, indicating the reconfiguration of the overall flux lattice from honeycomb to triangular arrangement. Moreover, hysteretic effects are found in a very large field span from H = 2H1 to H = 8.5H 1. It is revealed that the hysteresis is related to the presence of interstitial vortices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042018
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 102011 Aug 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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