Magnetization of small lead particles

S. Reich, G. Leitus, R. Popovitz-Biro, M. Schechter

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The magnetization of an ensemble of isolated lead grains of sizes ranging from 4 to 1000 nm is measured. A sharp disappearance of the Meissner effect with a lowering of the grain size is observed for the smaller grains. This is a direct observation by magnetization measurement of the occurrence of a critical particle size for superconductivity, which is consistent with Anderson’s criterion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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