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Oxygen-defect flux pinning, anomalous magnetization and intra-grain granularity in YBa2Cu3O7-δ

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The anomalous magnetization characteristic, intra-grain granularity and the magnitude of the flux pinning in single crystals of YBa2Cu307-δ are shown to be intimately linked. As the nominal oxygen deficiency δ decreases towards zero, the flux pinning declines and the crystals lose their explicitly granular signature. As δ is seldom specifically controlled at levels below ∼0.05 in even the most carefully made materials, small oxygen deficiencies may contribute significantly to both the flux pinning and the weak-link properties. © 1990 Nature Publishing Group.

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01 Jan 1990

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Nature

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