J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-105-Pr10-107
Plasticity in moving and pinned vortex matterS.S. Banerjee1, N.G. Patil1, S. Ramakrishnan1, A.K. Grover1, G. Ravikumar2, P.K. Mishra2, T.V. Chandrasekhar Rao2, V.C. Sahni2, C.V. Thomy3, D. Mck Paul3, G. Balakrishnan3, M.J. Higgins4 and S. Bhattacharya1, 4
1 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005, India
2 Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085, India
3 University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, U.K.
4 NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ 08540, U.S.A.
The role of plasticity generated by quenched disorder in soft vortex matter is observed in both the plastic flow of vortices at low velocities and in plastic deformation in the pinned state. Some special experimental consequences of plasticity and the attendant metastability are summarized.
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