Document Type

Article

Date

7-12-2011

Embargo Period

10-21-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, superconductivity

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

A novel two-sided Bitter decoration technique was recently employed by Yao et al. to study the structure of the magnetic vortex array in high-temperature superconductors. Here we discuss the analysis of such experiments. We show that two-sided decorations can be used to infer {\it quantitative} information about the bulk properties of flux arrays, and discuss how a least squares analysis of the local density differences can be used to bring the two sides into registry. Information about the tilt, compressional and shear moduli of bulk vortex configurations can be extracted from these measurements.

Additional Information

This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for more information see http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9412080

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