Superconducting transitions of YBa2Cu3Ox superconductors in high fields

T. Matano, M. R. Koblischka, B. W. Veal, M. Murakami, T. Takizawa

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Superconducting transitions were measured in field-cooled cooling and field-cooled warming modes in external magnetic fields ranging between 1 mT and 7 T on YBa2Cu3Ox (Y123) single crystals with and without the fishtail effect. The Y123 crystal with the fishtail effect exhibited a two-step transition when being cooled in high fields, while the Y123 crystal without the fishtail showed a single step transition. Furthermore, an upturn in magnetic moment was observed at lower temperatures for Y123 with the fishtail effect. Such an upturn is ascribed to the local Cu magnetic moment due to oxygen vacancies. The fishtail effect is thus caused by oxygen vacancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-806
Number of pages2
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 2nd International Workshop on the Processing and Applications of Superconducting (RE)CBO Large Grain Materials - Morioka, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 191999 Oct 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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