Enhanced flux-line pinning in Bi2Sr2CaCu 2Ox by neutron irradiation and Li(n,3T)α reaction-induced charged-particle defects

Justin Schwartz, Shiming Wu

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Large enhancements in the width of the magnetization hysteresis were obtained by neutron irradiating Bi2Sr2CaCu 2Ox and Bi2Sr2Ca(Cu 1-yLiy)2Oz. By inducing Li(n, 3T)α reactions, high-energy ions are produced, allowing a direct comparison of the effects of neutron damage and ion damage in polycrystalline powders. It is shown that the ion damage leads to significantly greater magnetization enhancements, particularly at intermediate temperatures (5, 30, and 77 K results are compared). Significant differences in the magnetic field and temperature dependencies of the induced pinning are quantified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1343-1347
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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