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Title: Critical points in the Bragg glass phase of a weakly pinned crystal of Ca3Rh4Sn13
Authors: SARKAR, S
THAKUR, AD
TOMY, CV
BALAKRISHNAN, G
PAUL, DM
RAMAKRISHNAN, S
GROVER, AK
Keywords: flux-line-lattice
superconducting mixed-state
peak-effect regime
vortex phase
stepwise amorphization
single-crystals
t-c
magnetization
diagram
yb3rh4sn13
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: INDIAN ACADEMY SCIENCES
Citation: PRAMANA-JOURNAL OF PHYSICS,66(1)193-207
Abstract: New experimental data are presented on the scan rate dependence of the magnetization hysteresis width AM(H) (proportional to critical current density J(C)(H)) in isothermal M-H scans in a weakly pinned single crystal of Ca3Rh4Sn13, which displays second magnetization peak (SMP) anomaly as distinct from the peak effect (PE). We observe an interesting modulation in the field dependence of a parameter which purports to measure the dynamical annealing of the disordered bundles of vortices injected through the sample edges towards the destined equilibrium vortex state at a given H. These data, in conjunction with the earlier observations made while studying the thermomagnetic history dependence in J(C)(H) in the tracing of the minor hysteresis loops, imply that the partially disordered state heals towards the more ordered state between the peak field of the SMP anomaly and the onset field of the PE. The vortex phase diagram in the given crystal of Ca3Rh4Sn13 has been updated in the context of the notion of the phase coexistence of the ordered and disordered regions between the onset field of the SMP anomaly and the spinodal line located just prior to the irreversibility line. A multi-critical point and a critical point in the (H, T) region of the Bragg glass phase have been marked in this phase diagram and the observed behavior is discussed in the light of recent data on multi-critical point in the vortex phase diagram in a single crystal of Nb.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02704947
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10054/14363
http://hdl.handle.net/100/1168
ISSN: 0304-4289
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