Vibrating reed study of a magnetically reversible region in Nb and NbSe2

Z. G. Xu, H. Drulis, J. W. Brill, L. E. De Long, J. C. Hou

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Vibrating reed measurements of the flexural resonances of thin cantilevered Nb foils and NbSe2 single crystals reveal extended regions of temperature T and magnetic field H for reversible flux line (FL) motion. The peak temperature ('irreversibility line') of the reciprocal quality factor 1/Q is found to be independent of frequency for 5*102<f<5*104 Hz, implying that the time scale of FL pinning is extremely T- and H-dependent. Extended regions of magnetic reversibility are therefore not restricted to high-Tc or extremely anisotropic materials, and depend upon sample orientation with respect to the applied field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114
Pages (from-to)S491-S494
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number1S
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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