Investigation of the paramagnetic Meissner effect on Nb disks

L. E. Wenger, L. Pust, M. R. Koblischka

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The superconducting transition region in a Nb disk showing the paramagnetic Meissner effect (PME) has been investigated in detail. From the field-cooled magnetization behavior, two well-defined temperatures can be associated with the appearance (disappearance) of the PME: T1 indicates the characteristic temperature where the paramagnetic moment first appears (vanishes) and a lower temperature Tp defines the temperature where the positive moment no longer increases (begins to decrease). This indicates that the nature of the PME is reversible and not associated with flux motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-798
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberPART I
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Flux trapping
  • Giant vortex
  • Magnetization
  • PME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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