Low-temperature specific heat of polycrystalline YBa2Cu3O6.70 in applied magnetic fields of 0, 1, 2, and 3 T

S. E. Stupp, T. A. Friedmann, J. P. Rice, R. A. Schweinfurth, D. J. Van Harlingen, D. M. Ginsberg

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Abstract

We have measured the specific heat of sintered YBa2Cu3O6.70 powder between 1.85 and 77 K in zero magnetic field, and between 1.75 and 9.5 K in applied fields up to 3 T. The sample was characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, iodometric titration, and magnetic susceptibility. The onset of the diamagnetic transition to the superconducting state occurred at Tc=67 K. For the specific heat in nonzero applied magnetic field, there is an increase in the magnitude of the term that is linear in temperature, and a decrease in the term that is cubic in temperature. These results agree with earlier results on the Tc=90 K phase of YBa2Cu3O7-. The data for nonzero applied fields were analyzed by using Ginzburg-Landau theory in the London limit for a uniaxially symmetric superconductor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13073-13079
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume43
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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