We probe the short-range pinning properties with the application of microwave currents at very high driving frequencies (47.7 GHz) on YBa2Cu3O7-delta films with and without sub-micrometer BaZrO3 inclusions. We explore the temperature and field ranges 60 K, < T < T-c and 0 <mu H-0 < 0.8 T, with the field applied along the c-axis. The magnetic field induces a much smaller increase of the microwave resistivity, Delta rho(1)(H)+i Delta rho(2)(H), in YBa2Cu3O7-delta/BaZrO3 with respect to pure YBa2Cu3O7-delta.Delta rho(1)(H) is slightly superlinear in pure YBa2Cu3O7-delta (suggesting a possible contribution of thermal activation), but linear or sublinear in YBa2Cu3O7-delta/BaZrO3 (suggesting a possible suppression of thermal activation as a consequence of BaZrO3 inclusions). These features persist up to close to T-c. We discuss our data in terms of the ratio r = Delta rho(2)(H)/Delta rho(1)(H) in the framework of the models for the microwave surface impedance in the mixed state. Large r are found in YBa2Cu3O7-delta/BaZrO3, with little field dependence. By contrast, smaller values and stronger field dependences are found in pure YBa2Cu3O7-delta. We discuss the different field dependence of the pinning constant. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Pompeo, N., Galluzzi, V., Rogai, R., Celentano, G., Silva, E. (2008). Change of strength of vortex pinning in YBCO due to BaZrO3 inclusions. PHYSICA. C, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, 468(7-10), 745-748 [10.1016/j.physc.2007.11.040].

Change of strength of vortex pinning in YBCO due to BaZrO3 inclusions

POMPEO, NICOLA;SILVA, Enrico
2008-01-01

Abstract

We probe the short-range pinning properties with the application of microwave currents at very high driving frequencies (47.7 GHz) on YBa2Cu3O7-delta films with and without sub-micrometer BaZrO3 inclusions. We explore the temperature and field ranges 60 K, < T < T-c and 0
Pompeo, N., Galluzzi, V., Rogai, R., Celentano, G., Silva, E. (2008). Change of strength of vortex pinning in YBCO due to BaZrO3 inclusions. PHYSICA. C, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, 468(7-10), 745-748 [10.1016/j.physc.2007.11.040].
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