YBaCuO critical magnetic field Hc2 determination from the flow regime dissipation

Philippe Mocaër*, Michel Laguës, Uri Dai, Guy Deutscher

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The direct measurement of Hc2 is difficult owing to its high value if the temperature is not very close to the critical temperature Tc Moreover, because of the very progressive decrease of the magnetization between the irreversibility field (around 1T at 77K) and Hc2, the accuracy on Hc2 direct measurements is poor. We present here an Hc2 determination in YBaCuO ceramics and films based on the flow regime dissipation. We discuss the meaning of both low field measurements (below and around 1T) and medium field measurements (around 5T) where the flow behaviour is fully developed. We show that it is possible to observe a dissipation depending linearly on both magnetic field and current density in this last case. The value of Hc2 deduced from this dependence is around 50 T at 77K, and Hc2 exhibits a linear behaviour with T with a slope of 4.0± 0.3 T.K - 1. In the low field range the dissipation is mainly due to microstructural effects, leading to a non linear dependence of the dissipation both versus magnetic field and current density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1060
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Less-Common Metals
Issue numberPART 2
StatePublished - 15 Oct 1990


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