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Metallurgy

Physics and Astronomy

1988

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Possible Twin-Boundary Effect Upon The Properties Of High-Tc Superconductors, M. M. Fang, Vladimir G. Kogan, Douglas K. Finnemore, J. R. Clem, L. Scott Chumbley, D. K. Farrell Feb 1988

Possible Twin-Boundary Effect Upon The Properties Of High-Tc Superconductors, M. M. Fang, Vladimir G. Kogan, Douglas K. Finnemore, J. R. Clem, L. Scott Chumbley, D. K. Farrell

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We have studied the field at which superconductivity nucleates in grain-aligned samples of Y1Ba2Cu3O7-δ very close to the transition temperature Tc. For the field parallel to the c axis and for temperatures within 2 K of Tc, the nucleation field is found to vary as (1-T/Tc)1/2. The data suggest that superconductivity localized near twin boundaries may exist at temperatures close to Tc. .AE