Flux pinning in melt processed RE-Ba-Cu-O

Masato Murakami, Naomichi Sakai, N. Chikumoto, H. Kojo, T. Higuchi, S. I. Yoo

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Abstract

RE-Ba-Cu-O (RE: rare earth element selected from Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd) superconductors exhibit high Tc and Jc values when they are melt processed in a reduced oxygen atmosphere (oxygen-controlled-melt-growth: OCMG process). Large Jc values in these systems can be attributed to finely dispersed RE rich 123 clusters, which can act as field-induced pinning centers, and thus leading to the second peak effect in M-H loops. In this paper, we first propose the mechanism how RE rich clusters are formed during melt processing. Second we show that flux pinning depends on oxygen annealing conditions, because the optimum oxygenation conditions are different depending on the range of Nd-Ba substition. We also report that the addition of Nd422 is effective in raising Jc, although the mechanism is rather complicated owing to the fact that Nd422 also has a RE-Ba solid solution toward Ba rich direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume282-287
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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Murakami, M., Sakai, N., Chikumoto, N., Kojo, H., Higuchi, T., & Yoo, S. I. (1997). Flux pinning in melt processed RE-Ba-Cu-O. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 282-287(PART 1), 371-374.

Flux pinning in melt processed RE-Ba-Cu-O. / Murakami, Masato; Sakai, Naomichi; Chikumoto, N.; Kojo, H.; Higuchi, T.; Yoo, S. I.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 282-287, No. PART 1, 08.1997, p. 371-374.

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Murakami, M, Sakai, N, Chikumoto, N, Kojo, H, Higuchi, T & Yoo, SI 1997, 'Flux pinning in melt processed RE-Ba-Cu-O', Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, vol. 282-287, no. PART 1, pp. 371-374.
Murakami M, Sakai N, Chikumoto N, Kojo H, Higuchi T, Yoo SI. Flux pinning in melt processed RE-Ba-Cu-O. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications. 1997 Aug;282-287(PART 1):371-374.
Murakami, Masato ; Sakai, Naomichi ; Chikumoto, N. ; Kojo, H. ; Higuchi, T. ; Yoo, S. I. / Flux pinning in melt processed RE-Ba-Cu-O. In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications. 1997 ; Vol. 282-287, No. PART 1. pp. 371-374.
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