Fabrication of large melt-textured RE-Ba-Cu-O (RE = Gd, Dy) superconductors and their trapped magnetic fields

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We have succeeded in synthesizing RE-Ba-Cu-O (RE = Gd and Dy) bulk superconductors with excellent field trapping properties. Large c-axis oriented single-domain Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk samples with Ag addition were melt-textured under controlled oxygen partial pressure of 1.0%. The Gd-Ba-Cu-O sample 50 mm in diameter could trap a high flux density of 2.4 T at 77 K. In addition, we measured the trapped field between two Gd-bulks in order to minimize the demagnetizing effect and found that it reached 3.3 T. The single-domain Dy-Ba-Cu-O/Ag bulk 48 mm in diameter was also fabricated in air and its trapped field was 1.9 T at 77 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)II10.7.1-II10.7.5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
EventHigh Temperature Superconductors - Crystal Chemistrym Processing and Properties - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2000 Nov 272000 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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