Inhomogeneity and irreversibility field of superconducting Nb-Ti tapes
National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, Kurchatov sq. 1, 12318, Moscow, Russia
* Corresponding author: GuryevVV@mail.ru
Published online: 4 July 2018
Magnetizations and current-voltage characteristics of superconducting tapes from Nb-50% wt.Ti alloy are studied. In the region of external magnetic fields close to the upper critical field, there is a so called irreversibility field, which is often associated with the phase transition of vortex matter. However, in this study it is shown that the whole volume of experimental data can be described if we abandon the hypothesis of a phase transition and go over to the hypothesis of macroscopic inhomogeneity. This hypothesis implies the existence of two superconducting components with different upper critical fields, which naturally arise as a result of the production process.
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