Estimation of local current transport properties in thin film superconductor based on scanning hall-probe microscopy

Kohei Higashikawa, Kei Shiohara, Masayoshi Inoue, Takanobu Kiss, Masateru Yoshizumi, Teruo Izumi

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Abstract

To enhance a global critical current in a superconductor, it is indispensable to understand current limiting factors and their influence on such a critical current. From this point of view, we have investigated in-plane distribution of local critical current density and its electric field criterion in a thin-film superconductor by using scanning-Hall probe microscopy. In a remanent state, after the application of sufficiently high magnetic field to a sample, current flows at critical current density according to the critical state model. Such distribution of current density was estimated from that of measured magnetic field using the Biot-Savart law. Furthermore, the corresponding electric field criterion was evaluated from the relaxation of such remanent magnetic field by considering Faraday's law. This means that we could estimate in-plane distribution of local critical current density as a function of electric field criterion in a nondestructive manner. This characterization method would be very helpful for finding current limiting factors in a thin-film superconductor and their influence on its global current density versus electric field properties which would usually be obtained by four-probe method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1434
Issue numberJanuary
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2012Apr 13 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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