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  • (1999) Bandyopadhyay, Srikanta; Gowripalan, Nadarajah; Rizkalla, S; Dutta, P; Bhattacharyya, D
    Conference Paper

  • (1995) Mubaraki, Brian; Bandyopadhyay, Srikanta; Fowle, R; Mathew, Philip; Heath, P
    Journal Article

  • (1995) Zhao, Yong; Chen, B; Sorrell, Charles; He, Ying; Zuge, X; Chen, Zhixin
    Journal Article
    The scaling behaviour of vortex-glass superconductivity is studied, by measuring the resistive transition as well as the I-V curve under a variety of magnetic fields, in a series of V doped YBa2Cu307_y samples with different grain sizes. The equilibrium phase boundary line between the normal and superconducting phases in the H-T plane obtained by fitting the resistive transition is consistent with that obtained by the I-V curve measurements. As the magnetic field is lower than a certain value, Hs, the scaling exponents are magnetic-field independent, but at H = H s, they begin to increase with the magnetic field and gradually get saturation. The switch field, Hs, decreases with decreasing the grain size in the samples. The results show that the magnetic-field-dependent scaling behaviour of the I-V curve observed in weak-link containing systems originates from the transition of a "weak" vortex-glass state to a "strong" vortex-glass state.

  • (1995) Han, Shaowei; Gu, Genda; Zhao, Yong; Russell, Graeme; Koshizuka, N
    Journal Article
    Two types of Bi-2212 single crystals, one type having a low T c and the other having a high T¢ were annealed in air at different temperatures over the range 450°C to 750°C followed by furnace cooling. The transition temperature of the crystals with low T c (~ 56 K) increased with increase of annealing temperature, while the crystals with high Tc (~ 91 K) had just the opposite behaviour under the same annealing conditions. It is indicated that the quality of as-grown crystal has a significant effect on the superconducting properties of the annealed crystal. The c-axis values for both types of crystals decreased with increase of annealing temperature. According to the relationship between c-axis values and the oxygen content, our results confirmed the existence of a dome-shaped curve of T¢ with carrier concentration in Bi-2212 single crystal similar to that in Bi-2212 compound reported previously by Groen and de Leeuw [Physica C 159 (1989) 417]. By studying the increase of annealing time at a fixed temperature of 650°C, T¢ and ATe were found to change very little for both types of crystals. Thus, T c and AT~ were more sensitive to annealing temperature than to annealing time. XRD, SEM and EDS revealed that a small quantity of powder phase appeared after annealing at temperatures above 500°C for both types of crystals. This powder phase had the Bi-2212 composition, which indicated that the integrity of the Bi-2212 single crystals was significantly degraded by the annealing process.

  • (1998) Gu, Genda; Han, Shaowei; Lin, Zheng; Zhao, Yong; Russell, Graeme
    Journal Article

  • (1999) Bandyopadhyay, Srikanta; Kao, G; Gowripalan, Nadarajah; Postle, Ronald
    Conference Paper

  • (1997) Han, Shaowei; Zhao, Yong; Gu, Genda; Russell, Graeme; Koshizuka, N
    Journal Article

  • (1995) Han, Shaowei; Zhao, Yong; Gu, Genda; Russell, Graeme; Koshizuka, N
    Conference Paper

  • (1997) Russell, Graeme; Gu, Genda; Zhao, Yong; Han, Shaowei; Koshizuka, N; He, Ying
    Journal Article
    We report experimental studies of transport properties of superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ (Bi-2212) bicrystals with various degrees of high quality [001] twist grain boundaries. We find similar resistive onset temperature and field for both the grain-boundary and the constituent single crystals. Critical current across the grain boundaries is essentially independent of twist angle. These results show that the strength of superconducting coupling along the c-axis of [001] twist grain boundaries does no depend on misorientation angle.

  • (1997) Han, Shaowei; Zhao, Yong; Gu, Genda; Russell, Graeme; Koshizuka, N
    Journal Article
    Superconducting fluctuations have been studied by systematic measurements of the in-plane paraconductivity in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 single crystals with different resistivity anisotropies. It has been observed that the interlayer coupling strength decreases dramatically with the anisotropy of the sample, which significantly influences the dimensional behaviour of the in-plane paraconductivity. For all the samples studied, the in-plane paraconductivity is in good agreement with the Lawrence and Doniach model. For the sample of highest resistivity anisotropy, the behaviour of the in-plane paraconductivity is basically two-dimensional, but deviates significantly from two-dimensional behaviour as the resistivity anisotropy decreases.