Effect of Ag2O addition on the trapped fields and mechanical properties of Nd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors

M. Matsui, N. Sakai, M. Murakami

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We investigated the effect of Ag2O addition on the microstructures, the superconducting properties, the field-trapping capabilities and the mechanical properties of Nd-Ba-Cu-O (Nd123:Nd422 = 10:2) bulk superconductors. The samples were added with 10 wt% and 20 wt% Ag2O and grown in 1% O2-Ar atmosphere. The superconducting properties and the field-trapping capabilities were not affected by Ag2O content; however, the mechanical properties were greatly improved with increasing Ag2O content. The sample with 20 wt% Ag2O exhibited the Weibull coefficient exceeding 13.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-1098
Number of pages7
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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