Effects of transport current and columnar defects on the rf penetration depth of NbSe2

M. Chung, Y. K. Kuo, Zhigang Xu, L. E. Delong, J. W. Brill, R. C. Budhani

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Abstract

We report on simultaneous measurements of the dc critical current and rf penetration depth of superconducting 2H-NbSe2. We observed that the large peak in the dc critical current (the ''peak effect'') occurs at the same applied magnetic field H(T) as a maximum in the rf penetration depth, indicating that the anomaly in flux-line dynamics is associated with a change in flux-line pinning strength. The anomalies in the critical current and rf penetration depth disappear in a sample with a high density of columnar defects produced by Ag-ion bombardment; both superconducting and charge-density-wave phase transitions are substantially broadened by the defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1332
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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