Special Issue "Layered Superconductors II"

A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Yoshikazu Mizuguchi
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: superconductivity; thermoelectric material; new material; low-dimensional material; superconducting wire; crystal structure analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Layered superconductors have attracted a great deal of attention due to the emergence of high-Tc and unconventional superconductivity. Thus, the discovery of new layered superconductors and understanding of superconductivity mechanisms are very important for exploring new high-Tc superconductors. In addition, layered superconductors have been studied as a candidate material for a topological superconductor. In this special issue, we focus on the exploration of novel layered superconductors, such as Cu-based, Fe-based, Bi-based, Ti-based, and other novel layered superconductors. In addition, superconducting properties of high quality bulk and thin film samples will be explored in this Special Issue.

Dr. Yoshikazu Mizuguchi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • layered superconductor
  • Fe-based superconductor
  • Bi-based superconductor
  • Ti-based superconductor
  • thin film

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Instabilities of the Vortex Lattice and the Peak Effect in Single Crystal YBa2Cu4O8
Condens. Matter 2019, 4(3), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/condmat4030074 - 02 Aug 2019
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We report on the measurements of the remnant magnetization, and hence critical current, in a single crystal of YBa2Cu4O8. A peak in the temperature dependence of the critical current is observed when the external magnetic field is [...] Read more.
We report on the measurements of the remnant magnetization, and hence critical current, in a single crystal of YBa2Cu4O8. A peak in the temperature dependence of the critical current is observed when the external magnetic field is tilted away from the a–b planes. The observed behavior is attributed to a thermally activated instability-driven vortex-lattice splitting or vortex chain formation. The nature of the peak and the possibility of a thermally-activated dimensional crossover have been discussed. Full article
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