Field-dependent transport critical current in single crystals of Ba(Fe1-xTMx)(2)As-2 (TM = Co, Ni) superconductors
|Title||Field-dependent transport critical current in single crystals of Ba(Fe1-xTMx)(2)As-2 (TM = Co, Ni) superconductors|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Tanatar MA, Ni N, Bud'ko SL, Canfield PC, Prozorov R|
|Journal Title||Superconductor Science & Technology|
Critical current density was studied by direct electrical transport measurements in single crystals of Ba(Fe1-xTMx)(2)As-2 under magnetic fields up to 9 T. To understand the relation of the critical current to the structural transformations in the material, the electron doping level was controlled by the amount of TM = Co (underdoped x = 0.054 versus optimally doped x = 0.074) and by the nature of the dopant (optimally doped TM = Co versus TM = Ni). It is found that the suppression of the critical current density by the magnetic field is much slower for Ni and underdoped Co compositions than for an optimally doped Co composition. We relate this difference to the proximity to the orthorhombic/antiferromagnetic phase boundary in the T(x) phase diagram. Structural domains formed in this area of the phase diagram create favorable conditions for pinning and not only increase critical current densities, but also hamper the degradation of the critical current under magnetic field.
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