Magnetization process in layered superconductors under a magnetic field parallel to the layers

T. Koyama, N. Takezawa, M. Tachiki

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Abstract

The magnetization process in a layered superconductor composed of a periodic array of strongly and weakly superconducting layers is investigated near Hc1 in a field parallel to the layers, using a generalized Lawrence-Doniach model. In the case where the coupling between layers is weak the rate of increase of the flux line density for the raised external field is small. The magnetization in this case decreases with increasing the field (dm/dh<0) near Hc1. When the in-plane penetration depth of weakly superconducting layers is much greater than that of strongly superconducting layers, the interaction between flux lines has an attractive part along the layers. The transition at Hc1 is first order in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-574
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume176
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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