We report magnetization studies on single crystals of Tl2Ba2CuO6 superconductors. For magnetic fields parallel to the c-axis configuration, fluctuations of vortices are observed in this layered compound. The characteristic temperature T* where M is independent of applied field is about 84.2 K. Low-field magnetization measurements show Hc1=0 at Ts=86.5 K while the mean-field transition temperature Tc0=88.8 K. The experimental results strongly suggest the Tl compound is Josephson-coupled between superconducting layers, and the spontaneous excitations are thus the wandering vortex lines rather than pancakes.
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- Condensed Matter Physics