Enhancement of mechanical strength in Y-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductor through liquid binder addition

Y. Ikeda, S. Umakoshi, A. Wongsatanawarid, H. Seki, Masato Murakami

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Abstract

We have studied the effects of the liquid binder (polyvinyl alcohol) addition (0-10 wt%) on the mechanical properties of the green compacts and also on the superconducting properties of bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors of 20 mm diameter produced with the top-seeded melt growth (TSMG) process. The mechanical properties of the green compacts with binder addition were characterized with the compression tests, which revealed that mechanical strength increased dramatically with increasing the amount of the binder addition. The binder-added green compacts were then subjected to the TSMG process and oxygen annealing. The trapped field measurements showed that we could produce single-grain bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O samples with binder additions up to 8 wt% without any deterioration in the superconducting properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-849
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume471
Issue number21-22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov

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Superconducting materials
Strength of materials
Binders
augmentation
Liquids
liquids
mechanical properties
YBCO superconductors
polyvinyl alcohol
compression tests
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Mechanical properties
deterioration
Polyvinyl alcohols
Deterioration
Compaction
annealing
Annealing
Oxygen
oxygen

Keywords

  • Bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O
  • Liquid binder
  • Mechanical properties
  • Melt process

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

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Enhancement of mechanical strength in Y-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductor through liquid binder addition. / Ikeda, Y.; Umakoshi, S.; Wongsatanawarid, A.; Seki, H.; Murakami, Masato.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 471, No. 21-22, 11.2011, p. 846-849.

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