fluxoid

fluxoid

[′fluk‚sȯid]
(solid-state physics)
One of the microscopic filaments of magnetic flux that penetrates a type II superconductor in the mixed state, consisting of a normal core in which the magnetic field is large, surrounded by a superconducting region in which flows a vortex of persistent supercurrent which maintains the field in the core. Also known as flux line; fluxon; vortex.
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The new optics are enabling microstructural studies that link nanoscale with micrometer-scale features in, for example, polymer-clay nanocomposites, gels, and fluxoid lattices in superconductors.
Such an approach also reflected Higgins's overriding emphasis on freedom: He and his fellow Fluxoids pursued liberating impulses into realms bordering on anarchy, in an often irreverent effort to collapse the distinctions between art, life, and play.
The fluxoids generally settle into a regular pattern, or lattice, often pinned in place by impurities or microscopic defects in the material.