J. Phys. IV France
Volume 09, Numéro PR10, December 1999
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
Page(s) Pr10-105 - Pr10-107
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals

J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-105-Pr10-107

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19991027

Plasticity in moving and pinned vortex matter

S.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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