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This paper originally appeared as: Pan, VM, Pashitskii, EA, Ryabchenko, SM et al, Mechanisms of limitation and nature of field dependence of critical current in HTS epitaxial YBaCuO films, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, June 2003, 13(2)3, 3714-3717. Copyright IEEE 2003.


Magnetic field and temperature dependencies of the critical current density, J/sub c/(H/spl par/c, T) were measured by SQUID-magnetometry, ac magnetic susceptibility, and dc transport current techniques in the single-crystalline epitaxially-grown by off-axis dc magnetron sputtering YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7-/spl delta// (YBCO) films with J/sub c/(H/spl par/c, 77 K) /spl ges/ 2 /spl middot/ 10/sup 6/ A/cm/sup 2/. The mechanism of vortex depinning from growth-induced linear defects, i.e., out-of-plane edge dislocations in low-angle tilt domain boundaries, is shown to describe quantitatively measured J/sub c/(H/spl par/c, T). The developed model takes into account a statistical distribution of the dislocation domain boundaries ordered in a network as well as the interdislocation spacing within boundaries. Actual structural features of YBCO film known from HREM data turn out to be extracted from J/sub c/(H/spl par/c, T)-curves by a fitting procedure within the proposed model.

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