Improvement in the current density and cristallinity of superconducting YBCO single crystal by o+ ion implantation

Hai Yu Nan, X. Yao, Masato Murakami, Shoji Tanaka

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Critical current densities of YBCO single crystal have been improved with ion implantation. The sample was implanted with 120keV, 1.4×1016 O+ ions/cm2, which made the surface layer amorphous. After ion implantation the sample was re-annealed at 500°C for 80h and then cooled at a rate of 0.82°C/min in flowing O2 gas. The critical current density of single crystal YBCO sample increased by about 100% as a result of ion implantation and the crystallinity almost perfectly recovered as it was befor ion implantation by post annealing and exhibited Tc of 90K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1044
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug 1


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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