Flux pinning properties of NdBa2Cu3O7-d single crystals flux-grown in low oxygen partial pressures

Takamitsu Higuchi, Sang Im Yoo, Koichiro Waki, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Masato Murakami

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Flux pinning properties were studied for NdBa2Cu3O7-d (Nd123)single crystals flux-grown in low oxygen partial pressures. In the high temperature (T) region roughly above 70 K, apparent fishtail peaks were commonly observed on the magnetization hysteresis (M-H) curves or the critical current density vs magnetic field (Jc-B curves). For this high T region, while Jc(B,T) curves in low B followed an empirical equation from Matsushita et al. [1], those in high B obviously deviated from the equation, however, those could be well scaled to a single curve by plotting the normalized flux pinning force density fp vs the reduced B/Birr, where Birr is the irreversibility field, indicating that dominant pinning mechanisms are different between low and high B region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2137-2138
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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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