Tracing Vortex Clustering in a Superconductor by the Magnetic Flux Distribution
By investigating spatial configurations of the intermediate mixed state in an intertype superconductor, it is shown that vortex clustering can be characterized by the sample averaged distribution of the penetrating magnetic field. The clustering is manifested in the two peak structure of the distribution. The second peak indicates a spot a material occupies in the phase diagram of superconductivity types. The conclusions are general and do not depend on details of the model.