Enhanced critical current density in the BSCCO single crystal grown by the traveling solvent floating zone method

N. Chikumoto, K. Furusawa, M. Murakami

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We have successfully grown BSCCO single crystals showing high critical current density of 2×106 A/cm2 at 20 K. Magneto-optical observation showed that the sample exhibited inhomogeneous penetration of magnetic flux correlated with the crystal b-axis. According to compositional analyses using wave-dispersive spectrometry (WDS), the crystals consisted of two phases, for which the Ca content was slightly different. It was also found that the values of the overall critical current density derived from the magnetization measurements depend on the portion of these two regions. Transmission electron microscopy revealed that strong pinning materials contain the region with a short incommensulate modulation period compared to the previously reported values, which might be responsible for extremely high J c values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1



  • Bi2212
  • Critical current density
  • Magneto-optical imaging

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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