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3D properties in (RE)BCO tapes measured in fields up to 35 T.

Smith, A.P. and Raine, M.J. and Surrey, E. and Awaji, S. and Okada, T. and Hampshire, D.P. (2019) '3D properties in (RE)BCO tapes measured in fields up to 35 T.', IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity., 29 (5). p. 6601005.


We have measured the temperature and angular dependence of the upper critical field (BC 2 ) for three state of the art (RE)BCO HTS tapes using variable-temperature ac susceptibility measurements in applied fields up to 35 T. The three tapes measured were a Fujikura tape without artificial pinning centers and Superpower tapes with and without artificial pinning centers. We have obtained fits to our BC 2 (T,θ) data using both the anisotropic Ginzburg–Landau (G–L) and Klemm’s models for layered superconductors. Our calculations suggest that these tapes are three-dimensional (3-D) at all temperatures in zero field but become 2-D in magnetic fields above a crossover field of 457/γ T, where γ = √mc/mab is the G–L anisotropy parameter. The values of γ were measured and show that the 3-D–2-D crossover fields in these tapes are at least 130 T.

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Date accepted:08 January 2019
Date deposited:28 March 2019
Date of first online publication:11 March 2019
Date first made open access:28 March 2019

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