Comparison between the magnetic irreversibility and zero resistance of high-quality melt-processed ybacuo superconductors
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This paper portrays a detailed study of the magnetic irreversibility limit Tirr (H) and of the zero resistance point Tc0 (H) of three different top-seeding melt-textured YBa2Cu3O7-d superconducting samples, with well-aligned c-axis and doped with a high density of nonsuperconducting Y2Ba1Cu1O5 (Y211) pinning centers. We have performed measurements for applied magnetic fields up to 140 kOe and for the whole set of the different field-current configurations. The magnetization measurements were performed using an MPMS-XL SQUID magnetometer and a vibrating sample magnetometer, both from Quantum Design. The electric transport measurements were made using a physical properties measurement system from Quantum Design. The goal of this exhaustive study is obtaining precise data about magnetic flux mobility along the various directions in the sample for the different field-current configurations, thereby defining the nature and effects, due to the strength and anisotropy of the pinning mechanisms and disclosing the various physical mechanisms dissipating electric transport in these systems below the superconducting transition temperature. We discuss our results in terms of the anisotropic flux pinning by the Y211 grains dispersed into the superconducting matrix
CitationTeixeira, T., Vieira, V.N., Wolff-Fabris, F., Kampert, E., Hneda, M., Schaf, J., Farinela, G., Gouvêa, C.P., Roa, J.J. Comparison between the magnetic irreversibility and zero resistance of high-quality melt-processed ybacuo superconductors. "IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity", 2016, vol. 26, núm. 3, p. 1-5.