AC Field Effects on Vortex Avalanches in Mg0.975Al0.025B2 Superconductors

A. F. Salem*, K. A. Ziq, A. A. Bahgat

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Magnetization measurements have been performed on Mg1−xAlxB2 superconductors (x = 0.025) in the temperature range 4–35 K and in a magnetic field up to 9T using VSM. At low fields (< 2 T), large vortex instabilities (vortex avalanches) are observed in the doped samples. As the temperature increases, the positions of avalanches are shifted to lower fields. An external AC field has been applied to shake the vortices. Upon shaking, the positions of avalanches have been observed to shift to higher fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2059-2062
Number of pages4
JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Issue number7
StatePublished - 12 Jul 2015

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  • AC field
  • Al doping
  • MgB
  • Vortex shaking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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