Moving Bragg Glass - Animations

Plots related to the Moving Bragg Glass phase as described in Vortex dynamics in two-dimensional systems at high driving forces [1].
Here we show another representation of the this system. Vortices are visualized as marbles. The z-direction in the following pictures and movies indicates the pinning potential.

Each figure shown below is the first frame of an animation, which can be viewed or downloaded as an mpeg or animated gif by clicking the links next to the image. Animated gifs should work on any decent web-browser and have the highest quality, but are rather large. As an alternative you can download mpegs, which are of reduced quality, but have only about a quarter of the size of the animated gif.

preview

"small" animations:
animated gif 200x200 pixels (2.20MB)
animated mpeg 200x200 pixels (288kB)


"larger" animations:
animated gif 400x400 pixels (8.4MB)
animated mpeg (2.2MB)
Vortices (the red spheres) form a moving Bragg glass. We are looking along the direction of the driving force. Make sure you loop this movie - the data are periodic in time.

camera closer to pinning preview

small:
animated gif 200x200 pixels (2.9MB)
animated mpeg 200x200 pixels (433kb)


larger:
animated gif 400x400 pixels (8.9MB)
animated mpeg 400x400 pixels (1.5MB)
Vortices (the blue spheres) form a moving Bragg glass. We are looking along the direction of the driving force. Note how each vortex exactly followes the one in front of it. The path they go is slighly meandering to the left and right but on average vortices are moving forward.

camera attached to vortex
small:
animated gif 100x100 pixels (2.9MB)

larger:
animated gif 200x200 pixels (8.0MB)
animated mpeg 200x200 pixels (2.9MBkb)
This is the DOOM-perspective -- we are sitting on top of a vortex and look into the direction of motion. Prepare for a rough ride.

looking in direction of motion small:
animated gif 100x100 pixels (2.2MB)

large:
animated gif 200x200 pixels (5.8MB)
animated mpeg 200x200 pixels (2.2MB)
Camera is attached to the top of a vortex, but the pinning potential is coarser than in the examples above, and thus the flight is smoother. Here, we look in the direction of motion.

looking around small:
animated gif 100x100 pixels (2.2MB)

large:
animated gif 200x200 pixels (5.8MB)
animated mpeg 200x200 pixels (2.2MB)
Same as the last example, but the view-direction swings around in the progression of the animation.


Click here to see static pictures of the Moving Glass.





[1] Hans Fangohr, Simon J. Cox and Peter A.J. de Groot.
Vortex dynamics in two-dimensional systems at high driving forces.
Phys. Rev. B. 64, 064505. (2001) (Preprint available at cond-mat/0104455.)