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Melting of the Abrikosov flux lattice in anisotropic superconductorsIt has been proposed that the Abrikosov flux lattice in high-Tc superconductors is melted over a significant fraction of the phase diagram. A thermodynamic argument is provided which establishes that the angular dependence of the melting temperature is controlled by the superconducting mass anisotropy. Using a low-frequency torsional-oscillator technique, this relationship has been tested in untwinned single-crystal YBa2Cu3O(7-delta). The results offer decisive support for the melting proposal.
Document ID
19920045451
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Beck, R. G. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Farrell, D. E. (Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, United States)
Rice, J. P. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Ginsberg, D. M. (Illinois, University Urbana, United States)
Kogan, V. G. (DOE, Ames Laboratory; Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
March 9, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 68
ISSN: 0031-9007
Subject Category
SOLID-STATE PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-FG02-90ER-45427
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG3-814
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF DMR-90-17371
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF DMR-89-13651
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