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Derivative Analysis of the High Temperature Superconducting Transition

  • Carmen Almasan (a1), J. Estrada (a1), C. P. Poole (a1), T. Datta (a1), H. A. Farach (a1), D. U. Gubser (a2), S. A. Wolf (a2) and L. E. Toth (a2)...


The shape of the normalized temperature derivative of the dc susceptibility provides useful information about superconducting materials. We propose that the position of the derivative peak be defined as the transition temperature Tc and the width of this peak define its sharpness.



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