Sweep rate dependence of magnetic hysteresis loops and peak effect in high-Tc superconductors

T. Sueyoshit, T. Fujiyoshi, K. Miyaharat, Satoshi Awaji

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The origin of the peak effect in QMG-processed YBCO was investigated using the sweep rate dependence of magnetic hysteresis loops. A numerical analysis of magnetic hysteresis loops demonstrated that electric field E versus current density J characteristics can be accurately derived from the sweep rate dependence using the Mawatari method rather than the conventional Bean one. The pinning potential energy can be obtained from the slope of the log E versus log J plot accurately. By analysing the experimental data with the peak effect using the Mawatari method, it was found that the pinning potential energy and the critical current density have the peak values at different magnetic fields. This anomalous phenomenon incidental to the peak effect can be explained by the Klein model which is based on the concept of the field-induced flux pinning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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