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Magnetic phase diagram and critical current of BaFe2As2 single crystals with hole- and electron-doping

Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2014. Vol. 507. No. 1. P. 012041-1-012041-4.
Pervakov K., Vlasenko V., Khlybov E., Pudalov V., Eltsev Y.

We report on comparative study of magnetic phase diagram and critical current of the hole- and electron-doped BaFe2As2 single crystals with close values of superconducting critical temperature, Tc, (slightly underdoped Ba0.64K0.36Fe2As2 with Tc=25K and optimally doped BaFe1.9Ni0.1As2 with Tc=20K) obtained from measurements of the temperature dependence
of ac-susceptibility and isothermal irreversible magnetization loops, M(H), in magnetic fields parallel to the c-axis of the crystal. From ac-susceptibility measurements we get estimation of a slope of the upper critical eld, Hc2, in dependence on temperature, dHc2/dT =- 4.2T/K for BaFe1:9Ni0:1As2 single crystal and dHc2/dT =-1.75T/K for Ba0.64K0.36Fe2As2 sample that in accordance with Werthamer, Helfand, and Hohenberg (WHH) model gives Hc2(0) = 0.69Tc((dHc2)/dT) =  56T for BaFe1.9Ni0.1As2 sample and lower value of Hc2(0) =  31T for Ba0.64K0.36Fe2As2 crystal. However, obtained from M(H) measurements temperature dependence of the irreversibility fi eld, Hirr(T), for BaFe1.9Ni0.1As2 crystal located below the
one for Ba0.64K0.36Fe2As2 crystal. Furthermore, at T=4.2K and higher temperatures our results for critical current density, Jc, calculated from M(H) curves clearly show slower reduction of Jc with increasing fi eld for even underdoped Ba0.64K0.36Fe2As2 sample compared to optimally doped BaFe1.9Ni0.1As2 crystal demonstrating higher capacity of K-doped 122 compounds for production of superconducting cables and wires with high critical current in strong magnetic
fields.