Vortex-phase diagram of an organic superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br

S. Endo, T. Nojima, Naoki Toyota

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We have studied the vortex phase diagram of the organic superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2Br], which has layer structure like high temperature superconductors, by means of in- and out-of plane resistivity, ρ and ρ, and DC magnetization measurements as a function of temperature in magnetic fields H perpendicular to the conducting plane. A sharp drop of resistance is observed for the first time at a characteristic temperature Tm both in ρ and ρ. Around this temperature, the DC magnetization shows a discontinuous step. These results strongly suggest the existence of the first-order phase transition of vortex system, which can be ascribed to either the vortex lattice melting, or the simultaneous melting and decoupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-512
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1


  • In-plane resistivity
  • Organic superconductor
  • Out-of-plane resistivity
  • Vortex lattice melting

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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