We have performed muon-spin-relaxation (SR) measurements on La1.85Sr0.15CuO4 above and below its superconducting transition temperature, Tc=37 K. From transverse-field SR at 6 K, the magnetic penetration depth is 2500 A, which, together with previous thermodynamic data and the London formula, implies a carrier density of 0.3×1022 cm-3. The temperature dependence of in our sintered powder sample differs from that for an ordinary homogeneous superconductor. We also show that the longitudinal- and transverse-field SR techniques are sensitive probes of Hc1 and flux-pinning effects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics