Surface barrier dominated transport

Y. Paltiel, D. Fuchs, E. Zeldov, Y. Myasoedov, H. Shtrikman, M. Rappaport

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Transport current distribution in clean (Formula presented) crystals is studied by measuring the self-induced magnetic field across the sample. Below (Formula presented) most of the current flows at the edges of the crystals due to strong surface barriers, which are found to dominate the transport properties and the resistive transition. The measured critical current is determined by the critical current for vortex penetration through the surface barrier rather than by bulk pinning.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)R14763-R14766
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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