Probing phase transitions of vortex matter by Josephson plasma resonance
Abstract:The Josephson plasma resonance is the most powerful means to study the vortex state in high-Tc superconductors. In this paper we report the detailed and quantitative study of the interlayer quantum phase coherence in the vortex liquid, Bragg glass and vortex glass phases of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+ by the Josephson plasma resonance. We also provide a quantitative discussion on the nature of the phase transitions among these vortex phases.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: March 1, 2002