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Title: Giant increase in critical current density of K xFe 2-ySe₂ single crystals

The critical current density Jabc of K xFe 2-ySe₂ single crystals can be enhanced by more than one order of magnitude, up to ~2.1×10⁴ A/cm² by the post annealing and quenching technique. A scaling analysis reveals the universal behavior of the normalized pinning force as a function of the reduced field for all temperatures, indicating the presence of a single vortex pinning mechanism. The main pinning sources are three-dimensional (3D) point-like normal cores. The dominant vortex interaction with pinning centers is via spatial variations in critical temperature T c (“δT c pinning”).
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Publication Date:
Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 21; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-06-20 07:59:35; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
OSTI Identifier:
1098501