Low Temperature Physics: 46, 343 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1063/10.0000865
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 46, Number 4 (April 2020), p. 416-421    ( to contents , go back )

Physics of vortex motion by means of microwave surface impedance measurements (Review article)

N.Pompeo, A. Alimenti, K. Torokhtii, and E. Silva

Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università Roma Tre, Via Vito Volterra 62, Roma 00146, Italy
E-mail: nicola.pompeo@uniroma3.it
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Received December 5, 2019, published online February 28, 2020

Abstract

In this paper we present a short overview on the results that can be obtained through the study of vortex motion at high frequencies. The phenomenological force balance for isolated-like vortices shaken by microwave currents and subjected to viscous drag, pinning forces and thermal creep is recalled and physically presented. The derived vortex motion resistivity, together with the main vortex parameters (viscosity η and flux flow resistivity ρff, pinning constant kp, creep factor χ), is then commented. Sample measurements are reported to illustrate the main aspects of the involved physical models.

Key words: surface impedance, flux flow resistivity, pinning constant.

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