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Eisterer M., Raunicher R., Weber H., Bellingeri E., Cimberle M. R., Pallecchi I., Putti M., Ferdeghini C. Anisotropic critical currents in FeSe0.5Te0.5 films and the influence of neutron irradiation. In: Superconductor Science & Technology, vol. 24 article n. 065016. IOP, 2011.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
We report on measurements of the superconducting properties of FeSe0.5Te0.5 thin films grown on lanthanum aluminate. The films have high transition temperatures (above 19 K) and sharp resistive transitions in fields up to 15 T. The temperature dependence of the upper critical field and the irreversibility lines are steep and anisotropic, as recently reported for single crystals. The critical current densities, assessed by magnetization measurements in a vector VSM, were found to be well above 109 A m−2 at low temperatures. In all samples, the critical current as a function of field orientation has a maximum, when the field is oriented parallel to the film surface. The maximum indicates the presence of correlated pinning centers. A minimum occurs in three films, when the field is applied perpendicular to the film plane. In the fourth film, instead, a local maximum caused by c-axis-correlated pinning centers was found at this orientation. The irradiation of two films with fast neutrons did not change the properties drastically, where a maximum enhancement of the critical current by a factor of two was found.
URL: http://stacks.iop.org/SUST/24/065016
DOI: 10.1088/0953-2048/24/6/065016
Subject Superconducting thin film
irradiation
critical current


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