DC susceptibility of type-II superconductors in field-cooled processes

T. Matsushita, E. S. Otabe, T. Matsuno, M. Murakami, K. Kitazawa

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The DC susceptibility of oxide superconducting specimens in the field-cooled process has been experimentally found to depend not only on the applied DC magnetic field but also on the size of the specimens. The DC susceptibility is calculated using the critical state model in which the diamagnetism and the flux-pinning effect of superconductors are taken into account. It is shown that the saturated value of the DC susceptibility at sufficiently low temperatures, i.e., the so-called Meissner fraction, decreases with increasing DC field and/or increasing specimen size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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