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Title: Magnetic phase diagram of underdoped YBa 2 Cu 3 O y inferred from torque magnetization and thermal conductivity

We obtain the magnetic phase diagram in the underdoped cuprate YBa2Cu3Oy using torque magnetometry at temperatures 0.3–70 K and magnetic fields up to 45 T. At low fields, vortices (quantized flux tubes) form a vortex solid that is strongly pinned to the lattice. At large fields, melting of the solid to a vortex liquid produces nonzero dissipation. However, the vortex liquid persists to fields above 41 T. We have also mapped out the “transition” fields at which the charge-density–wave state (observed in X-ray diffraction experiments) becomes stable. Our results show that, in intense fields, superconductivity adjusts to coexist with the charge-density wave, but the Cooper pairs, which define the superconducting fluid, survive to fields well above 41 T.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1329961
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0008110
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 113; Journal Issue: 45; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-11-10 09:37:02; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY