Magnetic properties of superconducting Y-Pd-B-C

Y. Y. Xue, Y. Cao, R. L. Meng, C. Kinalidis, C. W. Chu

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The macroscopic magnetic properties of the superconducting phase in a multiphase YPd5B3C0.3 sample have been determined and analyzed. We have found that (1) the compound is an extreme Type-II superconductor with the upper critical field Hc2 at 0 K, Hc2(0){reversed tilde}9 T and the Ginzburg-Landau parameter κ#62;10, (2) the Hc2(T) and the irreversibility line Hi(T) are very close, implying that thermal activation and thermal fluctuations of vortices both play a minor role in the flux dynamics of this compound, (3) the superconducting grains in the as-synthesized sample seem to be well connected despite the fact that the superconducting volume fraction is less than 50%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jun 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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