Flux pinning by non-superconducting inclusions in melt-processed YBaCuO superconductorrs

Masato Murakami, K. Yamaguchi, H. Fujimoto, N. Nakamura, T. Taguchi, N. Koshizuka, S. Tanaka

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While non-superconducting particles are known to serve as effective pinning centres in conventional superconductors, their effect in high Tc superconductors is still controversial. In this paper, we give evidence that non-superconducting Y2BaCuO5 (211) inclusions can act as pinning centres in melt-processed YBaCuO superconductorrs even when their size is orders of magnitude larger than the coherence length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-935
Number of pages6
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • flux pinning
  • high T superconductors
  • non-superconducting inclusions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Murakami, M., Yamaguchi, K., Fujimoto, H., Nakamura, N., Taguchi, T., Koshizuka, N., & Tanaka, S. (1992). Flux pinning by non-superconducting inclusions in melt-processed YBaCuO superconductorrs. Cryogenics, 32(11), 930-935. https://doi.org/10.1016/0011-2275(92)90002-R