Anomalous anisotropy of critical currents in (Sr, K)Fe2As2 tapes

Satoshi Awaji, Yushiro Nakazawa, Hidetoshi Oguro, Yuji Tsuchiya, Kazuo Watanabe, Yusuke Shimada, He Lin, Chao Yao, Xianping Zhang, Yanwei Ma

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We measured critical currents and irreversibility fields of Ag-sheath (Sr, K)Fe2As2 tapes at various temperatures, magnetic fields and magnetic field directions. The sample tapes were made by a powder-in-tube with a hot-press process in the final heat treatments. The inverse anisotropy in J c in comparison with the effective mass anisotropy can be found in the hot-pressed (Sr, K)Fe2As2 tapes. We found that the broad c-axis peak in angular dependence of J c appears in a low field region and it decreases with increasing field and temperature. In addition, the crossover of J c anisotropy appears around 10 T at 4.2 K and the crossover field decreases with increasing temperature. It is considered that these unusual anisotropic J c behaviors may be originated by the strong random pinning center which is larger than the coherence length,

Original languageEnglish
Article number035018
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar


  • Fe-based superconductor
  • anisotropy
  • critical current
  • powder in tube wire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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