Studies of magnetization currents in YBa2Cu3O 7-x superconductors

Jianxiong Liu, In Gann Chen, Roy Weinstein, Jianchun Xu

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The trapped magnetic field of melt-textured Y-Ba-Cu-O samples has been studied. The measured field distributions can be well reproduced by a simple two-current model consisting of a constant surface current and a constant volume current. If the sample is maximally magnetized (saturated case), the remnant sample magnetic moment can be calculated from the two-current model, and the results agree with vibrating sample magnetometer measurements to typically 10%. Jc of the sample can then be obtained. The application of the two-current model to the analysis of the nonsaturated case is also reported, for both field-cooled and zero-field-cooled samples. The experimental data show the general features predicted by the Bean model, which, however, has to be modified to account for the data quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6530-6532
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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