We have studied the hysteresis loops of RBa2Cu3O7 (R=Gd, Ho and Y) and detected anomalies in some of them. The observed anomalies support a recent prediction by Ravi Kumar and Chaddah based on an extension of Bean’s model. The anomalies indicate lowHc1 values and we have confirmed this by studying the onset of low-field hysteresis in less than 10 Oe at 77 K for these highTc superconductors.
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