Local-field-dependent critical-current density for high-T<inf>c</inf> YBa<inf>2</inf>Cu<inf>3</inf>O<inf>7-δ</inf> superconductors

A. Sanchez, D. X. Chen, J. S. Muñoz, Y. Z. Li

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The intergranular critical-current density Jc as a function of the local internal field Hi has been studied by AC susceptibility measurements for a sintered 123-YBCO superconductor at 77 K. Two samples cut from the same pellet are used for this purpose. Our results show that instead of Bean's, Kim's and the power-law models, the exponential-law and the triangular-pulse (linear) critical-state models are appropriate to fit field-dependent AC susceptibility data, so that they can be a good basis for Jc(Hi) determination from AC susceptibility measurements. The estimated Jc(Hi) curve has a linear low-field part, and the excellent exponential fit in a wide field range reflects a transition from the linear to a power-law-type Jc. This behavior is also found in low-field AC- and DC-magnetic measurements of many other sintered samples. Vortex pinning quantities obtained from Kim's model fit appear to be meaningless. © 1991.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-41
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1991


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