Effect of Gd2Ba4CuMoOy addition on the band structure and spatial variation of superconducting properties in GdBa 2Cu3O7-δ single domains

Caixuan Xu, Anming Hu, Naomichi Sakai, Mitsuru Izumi, Izumi Hirabayashi

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Gd2Ba4CuMoOy (Gd2411) single phase was synthesized in air and added into GdBa2Cu3O 7-δ (Gd123) bulk superconductors with the addition amount ranging from 0.2% to 20%, in molar ratio to Gd123. Both microstructure and superconducting properties of each bulk were investigated from the seed position to the boundary of a single domain. Although a band structure with the alternative distribution of Gd2BaCuO5 (Gd211) and Gd2411 appeared in all samples, the range of this inhomogeneity only appeared within 5 mm from each side of the seed. The critical current density (Jc) shows that Gd2411 plays an important role in the control of the local superconducting properties. The highest Jc reached 84 500 A cm -2 at 77 K under the self-field in the sample with 0.4% addition of Gd2411.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1088
Number of pages7
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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