The influence of Pb-ion irradiation on melt-textured YBa2Cu 3Ox crystals

I. M. Obaidat, B. A. Albiss, H. Claus, M. Gharaibeh, M. K. Hasan

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Melt-textured YBa2Cu3Ox crystals have been irradiated along the c-axis with 208pb56+ ions corresponding to dose matching fields, BΦ = 0.5 T and 5 Φ = 2.0 T. Magnetization measurements were conducted along the ab plane of the samples. The strength of pinning sites was investigated by measuring magnetization hysterisis and the saturation remanent magnetization MR at several temperatures. We have found that the pinning strength was considerably enhanced after irradiation at both doses. Interestingly, the pinning strength at a Pbion irradiation which corresponds to the dose matching field BΦ = 0.5 T, was found to be significantly larger than that at the dose matching field BΦ = 2.0 T at all temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


  • Melt-textured crystals
  • Pb-ion irradiation
  • Vortex pinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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