Magnetostriction of the model type-II superconductor NbTi

A. Gerber, R. Schleser, P. J.E.M. Van Der Linden, P. Wyder

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Abstract

The pinning force in the critical state of the classical type-II superconductor NbTi was measured using dilatometric technique. Scaling in the peak region and at intermediate magnetic fields was also studied. Magnetic history dependence at low and intermediate magnetic fields was found and it was tentatively ascribed to the propagation of metastable vortex structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-302
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume319
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2002

Keywords

  • Critical state
  • Magnetostriction
  • Peak effect
  • Scaling
  • Thermomagnetic history dependence

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