Volume 56, Number 1, October 2001
|Page(s)||119 - 125|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and opticalproperties|
|Published online||01 December 2003|
Enhanced flux pinning in a high- superconducting film by a ferromagnetic buffer layer
Department of Physics
and Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (INST)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, PRC
2 State Key Lab for Mesoscopic Physics & Department of Physics Peking University - 100871 Beijing, PRC
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 July 2001
A (30) superconductor layer and a (30)/ (30) superconducting/ferromagnetic bilayer were epitaxially grown on the single-crystal (100) substrates. Magnetic characterizations on both samples were very carefully performed over wide temperature and field ranges. The enhanced flux pinning by the ferromagnetic layer in the bilayer sample is clearly seen in the comparison of the temperature-dependent magnetization data obtained in the zero-field-cooled and field-cooled processes for both samples. The fact that the temperature-dependent remanent magnetization in the bilayer shows a sharper transition near the than that in the YBCO single layer is also consistent with the picture of the enhanced flux pinning. The above observations are confirmed by the enhanced critical current density, , where is the magnetic irreversibility in the hysteresis loops.
PACS: 74.60.Ge – Flux pinning, flux creep, and flux-line lattice dynamics / 74.25.Ha – Magnetic properties / 74.76.Bz – High- films
© EDP Sciences, 2001
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