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Initial dissipation and a finite-size effect in inhomogeneous superconductors: the case of BPSCCO/Ag tapes
Author(s): Mladen Prester; P. Kovac; I. Husek
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Paper Abstract

The onset of dissipation in thin, tape shaped form of high-Tc superconductors has been studied by the use of differential resistance characteristics in absence or in small magnetic fields. The studies reveal two characteristic currents: the onset current defining a sharp onset of dissipation and the critical current, a parameter of power-law dependencies. A broad range of intermediate currents is characterized by an anomalous saturation at the very low level of dissipation. The observations are interpreted inside the percolation model for the onset of dissipation as a crossover from the range dominated by finiteness of the sample on the scale of current-dependent correlation length to the range of power laws that corresponds to scaling regime of critical phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3481, Superconducting and Related Oxides: Physics and Nanoengineering III, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.335864
Show Author Affiliations
Mladen Prester, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
P. Kovac, Institute of Electrical Engineering (Slovak Republic)
I. Husek, Institute of Electrical Engineering (Slovak Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3481:
Superconducting and Related Oxides: Physics and Nanoengineering III
Davor Pavuna; Ivan Bozovic, Editor(s)

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