Publication Details

Wells, F. S., Pan, A. V., Wilson, S., Golovchanskiy, I. A., Fedoseev, S. A. & Rozenfeld, A. (2016). Dynamic magneto-optical imaging of superconducting thin films. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29 (3), 1-8.


We present a novel method for analysis of superconducting thin films using dynamic magneto-optical imaging, revealing hallmarks of flux penetration with temporal resolution around 1 ms (in the present work) or better. This method involves investigation of transient field and dynamic current distributions, which are calculated by an inversion procedure on the Biot-Savart Law, which we show to be valid under dynamic conditions. We compare and discuss the flux front penetration speed and evolution of current distribution in high quality YBa2Cu3O${}_{7-\delta }$ thin films with that of samples deliberately damaged in such a way as to reduce critical current density without causing macroscopic damage.



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