Magnetic hysteresis M(H,T) and magnetic relaxation M(t) results on various Pr-doped single crystals Bi2Sr2Ca1-x PrxCu2O8+δ are reported. Superconducting H-T phase diagram with applied field parallel to single crystal c-axis indicates that with progressive Pr doping from optimum composition (x = 0.11, Tc = 88 K) to underdoped single crystal (x > 0.11), all characteristic field lines in H-T diagram shift to lower reduced temperature T/Tc and lower field region with narrower second peak (H2p) window. Low field magnetic relaxation data near H2p indicates a distinct change of flux creep behavior from collective creep model for field smaller than second peak onset field (Hon) to vortex glass model for H > Hon. Such a crossover behavior implies a change in vortex coupling mechanism from vortex quasi-latrice to entangled vortex glass.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering