Magnetization measurements on Li2Pd3B superconductor

P. Badica, T. Kondo, T. Kudo, Y. Nakamori, S. Orimo, K. Togano

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Magnetization in dc magnetic fields and at different temperatures has been measured on the antiperovskite Li2Pd3B with a cubic structure composed of distorted Pd6B octahedrons. This material was recently found to exhibit superconductivity at 7-8 K. The critical fields H c1(0) and Hc2(0) are determined to be 135 Oe and 4 T, respectively. Critical current density, scaling of the pinning force within the Kramer model, and irreversibility field data are presented. Several superconductivity parameters were deduced: Coherence length ξ =9.1 nm, penetration depth λ = 194nm, and Ginzburg-Landau parameter κ=21. The material resembles other boride superconductors from the investigated points of view.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4433-4435
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 8

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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