The shape of the magnetic hysteresis curve, "MHL," in bulk strongly doped RBa2Cu3O7-δ materials is analyzed and its correlation with relaxation characteristics is verified. It is shown that field and temperature dependencies of logarithmic relaxation rate, Q=d ln J/d ln dB/dt, can be obtained from J(B) and J(T) data (J is the supercurrent density associated with total magnetic moment). In the case of the MHL with two well-distinguished peaks, the two additive contributions to J are correlated with corresponding relaxation characteristics, which are given analytically. Plateau in Q(T) dependence in such materials is shown to originate from scanning the specific shape of MHL at a fixed field. From Q(J) plot pinning energy characteristics at low and intermediate fields are deduced.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jul|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics