Magnetocaloric approach to type-II superconductors

A. Gerber*, Z. Tarnawski, V. H.M. Duijn, J. J.M. Franse

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We propose an experimental approach to study the dynamical properties of vortices in high-temperature as well as in conventional type-II superconductors. The experimental technique is based on direct measurements of the power dissipated by vortices moving in the bulk of a superconductor. This magnetocaloric approach provides an alternative, and in a number of cases a unique, information source to a wide range of fundamental problems including vortex pinning, critical currents, surface barrier, vortex movement by quantum tunneling, magnetic instabilities, etc. Some typical results are presented for Y-Ba-Cu-O, Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O, and NbTi samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3492-3495
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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