Mechanical properties of Zr-YBCO/Ag sintered superconducting composites

Tetsuo Oka, Yoshitaka Itoh, Yousuke Yanagi, Hidehiko Tanaka, Uichiro Mizutani

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The mechanical strength of the YBCO can be enhanced about 7 times by adding Zr to the YBCO matrix embedded with Ag particles. The role of Zr is studied in this report. The 123-phase in contact with CuO partially melts at 970 °C and contributes to reduce the voids, whereas fine BaZrO3 precipitates prevent the sample from collapsing during partial meliting and contributes to enhance the mechanical strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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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