We report on the study of the electronic anisotropy of the MgB2 superconductor using the in-plane resistivity measurements in the magnetic field applied perpendicular and parallel to Mg and B planes of MgB2 single crystals. The results show the temperature dependent anisotropy of the upper critical field with the anisotropy ratio γ = Hc2∥/Hc2⊥ increasing from 2.2 close to Tc up to about 3 below 30 K. Our estimation of the in-plane and out-of-plane coherence length of about ξab(0) = 68 Å and ξc(0) = 23 Å and the electronic mean-free path lab = 240 ̊, and lc = 60 ̊, respectively, indicates MgB2 single crystal approaches the clean limit type-II superconductor.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Apr 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics