AC losses in high-TC superconductors with finite thickness

Maamar Benkraouda, M. Mustafa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The structure and dynamics of magnetic vortices in high-Tc superconductors are studied. The model we use is applicable to highly anisotropic high-Tc superconductors, such as Bi and Th compounds, where the Josephson coupling is neglected between the superconducting layers. In this paper, we studied the ac losses occurring in a finite number of superconducting layers due to an applied ac current. It is found that the ac losses increase with the frequency and the amplitude of the applied current. By introducing random pinning centers in the layers, the effect of pinning on the reduction of ac losses is also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Superconductivity
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials Synthesis, Multiscale Characterization, and Functionally Layered Composite Conductors
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)1558998225, 9781558998223
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 28 2005Apr 1 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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