Infiltration growth processing of bulk mixed REBa2Cu3O7-x superconductors: Nano-metal oxides and rare earth elements effects on micro-structural properties

S. Pavan Kumar Naik, K. Nagaveni, P. Missak Swarup Raju, M. Muralidhar, M. R. Koblischka, A. Koblischka-Veneva, T. Oka, Yuki Iwasa, Hiraku Ogino, Hiroshi Eisaki, M. Murakami

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The REBa2Cu3O7-x (REBCO/YBCO) based high-temperature superconductors are promising materials for high magnetic field and energy applications due to their effective flux pinning abilities. The superconducting properties of these materials strongly depend on the microstructure, which could be engineered by the fabrication methods, and incorporating various dopants. Infiltration growth (IG) process is currently evolving and superior to the standard melt growth (MG) technique addressing various inherent and unwanted problems. However, the IG technique is complex as compared to conventional MG technique, and for high reproducibility, many parameters need to be optimized for every system. In this paper, we present the engineering of the final microstructure with various nanometric metal oxides to the bulk YBCO/REBCO materials aiming to improve the field dependence of the superconducting properties. The effect of introducing various RE elements in IG processed YBCO/GdBCO bulk superconductors, and the evolution of microstructures supported by thorough elemental analysis will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to the problems involved in the growth of mixed REBCO products in the IG process and to the microstructural properties at various stages of processing the bulk samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuperconductivity and Particle Accelerators 2018
EditorsRyszard S. Romaniuk, Dariusz Bocian
ISBN (Electronic)9781510627833
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th Conference on Superconductivity and Particle Accelerators, SPAS 2018 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2018 Nov 272018 Nov 29

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference4th Conference on Superconductivity and Particle Accelerators, SPAS 2018


  • Cuprate superconductors
  • Elemental analysis
  • Infiltration growth
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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