15. G. W. Crabtree, W. K. Kwok, J. A. Fendrich, M. B. Maple, J. Herrmann, N. R. Dilley, S. H. Han, Peak Effect in CeRu2 and YBa2Cu3O7-5,

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Volume 9: Pages 628-646, 1996


Peak Effect in CeRu2 and YBa2Cu3O7−δ

G. W. Crabtree 1, W. K. Kwok 1, J. A. Fendrich 1, M. B. Maple 2, J. Herrmann 2, N. R. Dilley 2, S. H. Han 2

1Materials Science Division, and Science & Technology Center for Superconductivity, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 U.S.A.

2Department of Physics and Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 920930360 U.S.A.

Recent experimental investigations of the peak effect in the felectron superconductor CeRu2 and the hightemperature cuprate superconductor YBa2Cu3O7−δ are described. The results are discussed within the context of relevant theoretical models.

Keywords: peak effect, felectron superconductor, hightemperature superconductor, vortex lattice melting, magnetization, critical current

Received: October 25, 1996; Published online: December 15, 2008