Science Diliman, Vol 16, No 2 (2004)

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Flux Creep Investigation in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d High-Temperature Superconductor

G. R. Blanca, J. Ronulo, G. Dumlao, R. Sarmago


The flux creep process in a c-axis Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d thin film was investigated at different temperatures and applied fields using the Kim-Anderson (KA) approach. The peaked behavior shown in the magnetoresistance profile was attributed to the competing mechanisms of flux motion and sample-intrinsic transition near Tc.Within the temperature range where the competition occurs, U increases with temperature and consequently a decrease in the superconducting volume corresponds to a decrease in the flux creep. Moreover, the flux creep potential barrier varies with applied current I at all temperatures consistent with the KA model.

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