Inhomogeneous distribution of flux pinning strength and its effect on irreversibility line and vortex glass-liquid transition line in Bi-2212 tapes

Abstract

The irreversibility line and the vortex glass-liquid transition line under a magnetic field parallel to the c-axis are investigated for silver-sheathed and dip-coated Bi-2212 tape wires. It is found that the two characteristic lines for silver-sheathed tape is well explained by the flux creep-flow model assuming the distribution of pinning strength with a single peak. On the other hand, general agreements are obtained for these characteristic lines and the critical current density between experiments and theory only when two peaks are assumed in the distribution of flux pinning strength for the dip-coated tape. The causative structure in the dip-coated tape for the peak at small strength in the distribution is discussed.

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