E-J characteristics of melt-textured RE123 (RE: Nd, Y) superconductors

K. Inoue, N. Sakai, K. Waki, M. Murakami

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We have investigated the E-J characteristics for melt-textured NdBa2Cu3O7-δ (Nd123) with the secondary peak and Y123 with no secondary peak over a wide range of the electric field by measuring the ac susceptibility and the dc magnetization. In the case of Y123, the E-J characteristics exhibited normal behavior in that the convex curve changed to the concave with increasing magnetic field. In contrast the E-J characteristics of Nd123 were complicated and the convex curve changed to the concave with decreasing electric field near the secondary peak field. This shows that the E-J characteristics are affected by the field-induced pinning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-507
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1


  • Ac susceptibility
  • E-J characteristics
  • Field-induced pinning
  • Nd123
  • Secondary peak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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