(Formula presented) and (Formula presented) display remarkable similarities in their magnetic response, reflecting the manner in which the weakly pinned flux line lattice (FLL) loses spatial order in the peak-effect (PE) regime. We present evidence for discontinuous changes in the screening response near the onset of the PE in these systems, and demonstrate history-dependent effects. We attribute these features to a disorder-induced fracturing and entanglement of the FLL, as an alternative to the appearance of a spatially modulated ground state for (Formula presented).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics