Superconducting vortex lattice configurations on periodic potentials: Simulation and experiment

M. Rodríguez-Pascual, A. Gómez, R. Mayo-García, D. Pérez De Lara, E. M. González, A. J. Rubio-Montero, J. L. Vicent*

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Abstract

Nb films have been fabricated on top of array of Ni nanodots. The array of periodic pinning potentials modifies the vortex lattice for specific values of the external applied magnetic field. By means of an implemented code developed from scratch, computer simulations based only on the vortex-vortex and the vortex-nanodot interactions provide the total interaction between vortices and pinning sites as well as the position of the vortices in the array unit cell. This simulation approach could be performed on square, rectangular or triangular arrays of nanodefects of different size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2127-2130
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Grid computing
  • Heuristics
  • Nanostructures
  • Superconducting vortices

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