Metastability and switching in the vortex state of 2H-NbSe2

S. S. Banerjee, N. G. Patil, S. Ramakrishnan, A. K. Grover, S. Bhattacharya, G. Ravikumar, P. K. Mishra, T. V. Chandrasekhar Rao, V. C. Sahni, M. J. Higgins
1999 Applied Physics Letters  
History-dependent metastable states with different bulk properties are formed in the vortex state of the type-II superconductor 2H-NbSe 2 . Magnetic measurements demonstrate the difference between the shielding responses of a field-and a zero-field-cooled state, and provide a procedure for switching the system from one state to the other.
doi:10.1063/1.123139 fatcat:cvbtugh5a5bpndhl2pu3weyzeq