Vortex phase transition and superconducting properties in quasi-two-dimensional k-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br organic superconductor

Hassan EL OUADDI, Ahmed TIRBIYINE, Ahmed TAOUFIK, Youssef AIT AHMED, Fatiha CHIBAN, Hassan CHAIB, Abdelhakim NAFIDI, Sadok SENOUSSI

Abstract


We report investigations of the low temperature dc susceptibility and the magnetization on the layered organic superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br near 80 K and the effect of disorder on the superconducting transition temperature Tc. The shielding effect (S) and the critical current density Jc were studied (with H parallel to the c axis of the crystal). Jc can be estimated by analysis of magnetic hysteresis measurement using the Bean model. For each temperature value, we observed two regimes in the critical current density Jc(H). Our results show that the magnetic properties of these compounds depend strongly on the cooling rate. The structural transformation which occurs at the vicinity of 80 K very strongly influences the physics of vortex lattice and the associated magnetic behavior.


Keywords


ORGANIC SUPERCONDUCTOR, CRITICAL CURRENT, SHIELDING EFFECT, MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, VORTEX PINNING.

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