Vortex fluctuations and interlayer coupling in cuprates

Y. Xue, Y. Cao, Q. Xiong, F. Chen, C. Chu

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The reversible magnetization (M) curves of (Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented) (m=1, 2, and 3) at different H cross at a temperature T* and M=M* as suggested by various two-dimensional (2D) vortex-fluctuation models. However, the obtained M*/T* was found to be independent of either m or the sheet density 1/s of the (Formula presented) blocks, where s is the size of the unit cell along the c axis, in contrast to the predictions of the models. A survey of published data shows a similar situation, i.e., M*/T* in either Bi- or Ti-based compounds is independent on s. This observation suggests that the coupling between neighboring (Formula presented) blocks may be non-negligible in its effects on the magnetization, and that modifications to the existing 2D fluctuation models need to be made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2815-2818
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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