Frozen flux superconductors Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a new class of composite superconductors with embedded magnetic nanoparticles/nanorods. These nanomagnets can create a thermodynamically stable, frozen, dense flux line network. We discuss the methods of fabrication of these novel materials. We show that due to the frozen flux created by magnetic nanorods, the critical current in this composite superconductor can be higher than in the superconductor with a comparable density of columnar defects.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Lyuksyutov, I. F., & Naugle, D. G.

citation count

  • 77

complete list of authors

  • Lyuksyutov, IF||Naugle, DG

publication date

  • June 1999