How is a fully penetrated state formed in an anisotropic superconductor?

M. R. Koblischka, A. J.J. Van Dalen, G. Ravi Kumar

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The fully penetrated state of anisotropic superconductors which are extended in the c-axis direction is analyzed using a model to describe the current distributions. Based on magneto-optical investigations on a rectangular single crystal and on a cubic melt-processed YBa2Cu3O7-δ sample, the current distributions found in (a, b)-planes and (a, c)-planes with the external magnetic field perpendicular to the plane are discussed. The easy flux penetration along the CuO2 layers is shown to have important consequences for the analysis of angle-dependent magnetization or torque measurements in c-axis direction extended samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Anisotropy
  • Critical currents
  • Flux visualization
  • Magneto-optics
  • Torque measurements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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