Melt-processed RE-Ba-Cu-O (RE=Sm, Nd) superconductors for quasi-permanent magnets

Hiroshi Ikuta, Tetsuhiro Hosokawa, Hiromasa Ishihara, Masaaki Yoshikawa, Yousuke Yanagi, Yoshitaka Itoh, Tetsuo Oka, Uichiro Mizutani

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The microstructures of melt-processed Nd-BCO/Ag samples were investigated. A rather homogeneous distribution of Nd422 particles was found, which can be attributed to the fast growing speed of NdBCO and the large size of Nd422 particles. The dispersion of Ag depended on the content of Ag2O, and the phase relation of the Nd-BCO/Ag system is discussed. We also studied the pulsed field magnetization technique, and found that the amount of magnetic fluxes trapped by SmBCO significantly increased by sandwiching the sample with ferromagnetic yokes and repeatedly applying magnetic pulses with decreasing the amplitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3716-3719
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number1 III
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: 2000 Sep 172000 Sep 22


  • Melt-processing
  • Pulse field magnetization
  • Quasi-permanent magnet
  • RE-Ba-Cu-O

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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