M. I. Dolz, Y. Fasano, N. R. Cejas Bolecek, H. Pastoriza, M. Konczykowski and C. J. van der Beek. "Detection of discretized single-shell penetration in mesoscopic vortex matter." Journal of Physics: Conference Series 568, no. 2 (2014): 022010.
Abstract: We investigated configurational changes in mesoscopic vortex matter with less than thousand vortices during flux penetration in freestanding 50 Î¼m diameter disks of Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+Î´ . High-resolution AC and DC local magnetometry data reveal oscillations in the transmittivity echoed in peaks in the third-harmonics magnetic signal fainting on increasing vortex density. By means of extra experimental evidence and a simple geometrical analysis we show that these features fingerprint the discretized entrance of single-shells of vortices having a shape that mimics the sample edge.