Comparative study of the magnetization behavior of the heavy-ion irradiated and the neutron-irradiated RE123

Noriko Chikumoto, Masato Murakami, Marcin Konczykowski, Takayuki Terai

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The effect of the heavy-ion irradiation and the neutron irradiation on the magnetization behavior of RE123 (RE: Nd,Sm) single crystal was compared. The neutron irradiation introduces the spherical cascade defects, whereas the heavy-ion irradiation creates the columnar defects which penetrates throughout the sample. Both kinds of irradiation cause the enhancement of magnetic irreversibility, indicating that the introduced defects work efficiently as pinning centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-876
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberPART I
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1



  • Flux pinning
  • Irradiation
  • NdBaCuO
  • Neutron irradiation
  • RE-123 (RE = Rare Earth) family

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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