Can vortices in Type II move?

  1. Jan 27, 2014 #1
    I'm used to astrophysics, where flux tubes in highly conductive materials are said to be "frozen" to such materials because such movement would create a very large amount of eddy currents. So you would think flux tubes in a solid superconductor could not move at all. But it seems that the vortices in Type II superconductors tend move and that some effort is made to pin them.

    What am I missing?
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  3. Jan 28, 2014 #2
    They do indeed move as is seen in this video.

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