Effect of Silver Addition on Mechanical Properties of Melt-Processed Sm-Ba-Cu-O Bulk Superconductor

Naomichi Sakai, Takeshi Miyamoto, Seok Jong Seo, Shinya Nariki, Masato Murakami

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We have studied mechanical properties of melt-processed single-grain Sm-Ba-Cu-O (Sm123+Sm211) bulks with and without silver doping. Tensile stress is induced by thermal stress during heat treatment, and also induced by applying magnetic fields. It is found that the silver addition was effective in decreasing the thermal stress and increasing the tensile strength of the Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulk. The tensile strength of the silver doped sample was 37.4MPa, which is about one and half times larger than that of the undoped sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-985
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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