Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 539–543 | Cite as

On the dissipation process in Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 tapes and bulk samples with preferential grain orientation in zero external magnetic field

  • A. Crisan
  • L. Miu
  • S. Popa
  • G. Aldica


Current-voltage characteristics of Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 tapes and bulk samples with preferentially oriented crystallites have been measured in zero applied magnetic field and for temperatures close to the mean-field critical-temperature,Tc0. It was shown that the power-law dependence,V=AIa, valid for two-dimensional systems, does not correctly describe the data, which clearly indicate the existence of a finite critical-current density,Jc. The experimentalI-V curves are fitted quite well with the model which attributes the finite critical-current density to the coupling between the CuO2 double layers. It was found thatJc vanishes at a temperature value belowTc0. This behavior can result from the occurrence of vortex fluctuation-induced layer decoupling and/or from the contribution of entropy to the vortex unbinding process.

Key words

Tapes grain orientation dissipation critical-current density vortex-antivortex unbinding 


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  • A. Crisan
  • L. Miu
  • S. Popa
  • G. Aldica

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