Influence of Ag2O addition on thermal conductivity of (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy

T. Kikegawa-Sasaki, T. Sato, Muralidhar Miryala, K. Noto, K. Watanabe, N. Kobayashi, Masato Murakami

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The influence of the Ag2O addition on the thermal conductivity κ of (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy melt-textured superconductors with several amounts of NEG-211 phase has been studied. The concentration of added Ag2O is up to 20 wt.%. The distribution of Ag was observed by back electron image. The critical current density evaluated from a magnetization measurement increases with Ag2O at higher magnetic field, which suggests the precipitation of light rare earth (LRE)-rich fine clusters. It was found that the thermal conductivity below Tc might be determined by the phonon scattering by the LRE-rich fine clusters, which suppress the enhancement of κ, and by the improvement of the crystallographic quality with Ag-doping, by which the enhancement is recovered. In almost all of the samples we measured the latter was dominant. The suppression of κ by the magnetic field H was observed below 110 K. The ratio of κ(H)/κ(H = 0) is almost independent of the amount of Ag2O content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume392-396
Issue numberPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct
Externally publishedYes

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Rare earths
Thermal conductivity
thermal conductivity
rare earth elements
Magnetic fields
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Magnetization
critical current
Doping (additives)
retarding
current density
magnetization
Electrons
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electrons

Keywords

  • (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba CuO
  • AgO addition
  • Melt-textured superconductor
  • Thermal conductivity

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Influence of Ag2O addition on thermal conductivity of (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy. / Kikegawa-Sasaki, T.; Sato, T.; Miryala, Muralidhar; Noto, K.; Watanabe, K.; Kobayashi, N.; Murakami, Masato.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, Vol. 392-396, No. PART 1, 10.2003, p. 243-248.

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Kikegawa-Sasaki, T. ; Sato, T. ; Miryala, Muralidhar ; Noto, K. ; Watanabe, K. ; Kobayashi, N. ; Murakami, Masato. / Influence of Ag2O addition on thermal conductivity of (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy. In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications. 2003 ; Vol. 392-396, No. PART 1. pp. 243-248.
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