Depairing field, onset temperature and the nature of the transition in cuprates

Lu Li, Yayu Wang, J. G. Checkelsky, M. J. Naughton, Seiki Komiya, Shimpei Ono, Yoichi Ando, N. P. Ong

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The depairing (upper critical) field Hc2 in hole-doped cuprates has been inferred from magnetization curves M-H measured by torque magnetometry in fields H up to 45 T. We discuss the implications of the results for the pair binding energy, onset temperature, fluctuation diamagnetism and the nature of the Meissner transition at Tc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume460-462 I
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Cuprates
  • Magnetization
  • Upper critical field
  • Vortex liquid


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