Effect of Nd422 content on the trapped fields of Nd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors

M. Matsui, N. Sakai, M. Murakami

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The effect of Nd422 content on the trapped field was studied for Nd-Ba-Cu-O superconductors. In this system, there are two dominant pinning centers of Nd422/Nd123 interfaces and chemical fluctuation in the matrix. In the present experiment, the average diameter of Nd422 was larger than 2 μm and thus excess Nd422 deteriorated both Jc-B properties and crystal growth. However, cracking was introduced in large grain samples with small Nd422 content, which could be prevented by increasing Ag2O content from 10 to 20 wt.%. The highest trapped field of 1.4 T was achieved in the sample with a molar ratio of Nd123:Nd422 = 10:1.5 with 20 wt.% Ag2O at 77 K. Furthermore, the secondary peak effect was observed in the field dependence of the trapped field, showing that the field induced pinning is active in large grain samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-737
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk
  • Nd-Ba-Cu-O
  • Nd422
  • Pinning force
  • Trapped field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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