We have studied the variation of low field magnetization hysteresis in YBa2Cu3O7 as a function of the maximum magnetic field applied during a hysteresis cycle (1 G<Hmax<7.3 G) and also as a function of temperature (77 K<T<95 K). The remnant magnetization is studied as a function ofHmax andT and the measured dependences are explained using the extended critical state model. The potential of this technique as a contactless method of probing the temperature dependence ofJc is discussed.
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