A new type of peak effect in the magnetization of anisotropic superconductors

I. F. Voloshin, A. V. Kalinov, L. M. Fisher, S. A. Derevyanko, V. A. Yampol'skiǐ

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Experimental and theoretical studies of the magnetization curves M(H) obtained for plates of an anisotropic hard superconductor are performed. The samples are YBCO single-domain textured crystals with the c axis lying in the sample plane. It is shown that, for some orientations of the magnetic field in the sample plane, the magnetization curves contain additional extrema; at the same time, the virgin magnetization curve M(H) exhibits features characteristic of the peak effect. This proves that the anisotropy of the current-carrying ability can give rise to a new type of peak effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 25 Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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