Re-entrant peak effect in an anisotropic superconductor 2H-NbSe2: Role of disorder
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Re-entrant peak effect in an anisotropic superconductor 2H-NbSe2: Role of disorder. EUROPHYSICS LETTERS, 44 (1). pp. 91-97. ISSN 0295-5075Full text not available from this repository.
The influence of disorder (induced by pinning centres) on the peak effect (PE) phenomenon, namely, an anomalous increase in J(c) vs. H (or T), has been studied in the anisotropic superconductor 2H-NbSe2. Results from new electrical transport as well as de and ac magnetic response studies are presented to demonstrate that increasing disorder shrinks the (H, T) parameter space over which the vortex lattice retains spatial order. We find that the re-entrant nature of PE is clearly manifested only in crystals which have moderate amount of disorder. We also find that the upper branch of the PE curve is fairly robust, whereas the lower re-entrant branch is strongly affected by disorder.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPHYSICS LETTERS|
|Publisher:||E D P SCIENCES|
|Date:||1 October 1998|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 91-97|
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