Double-peak in the dissipation of NbSe2 vibrating reeds

Zhigang Xu, H. Drulis, Ji Chang Hou, L. E. DeLong, J. W. Brill

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Vibrating reed (VR) and electrical resistance measurements were performed on single-crystal NbSe2 with hexagonal c-axis approximately parallel or perpendicular to an applied magnetic field, H. Field-cooling data revealed two peaks in the reed dissipation, 1/Q. The upper peak (at TU) occurs near the temperature where R ≈ 0, and the lower peak is amplitude-dependent and hysteretic. TU is independent of frequency (ΔTU < 0.1 K for 100 Hz < f{hook} < 50 kHz). An unusual peak in the temperature dependence of the frequency shift of the reed was also observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-262
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Nov 15 1992

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Funding Information:
We wisht o thankE .H. Brandta ndJ . Clemf or very informativea nd stimulatingd iscussionsT. his work was funded in part by the National ScienceF oun-dation, Grants No. DMR-89-15440a nd EHR-91-08764,t he ResearchC orporation,a nd the Com-monwealtho f Kentucky through the Council on Higher Education.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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