Melt processing and the performance as a superconducting permanent magnet of RE-Ba-Cu-O/Ag (RE = Sm, Nd)

Hiroshi Ikuta, Yousuke Yanagi, Masaaki Yoshikawa, Yoshitaka Itoh, Tetsuo Oka, Uichiro Mizutani

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The amount of magnetic flux that a melt-processed bulk superconductor can trap has drastically increased recently by the successful synthesis of single domain RE-Ba-Cu-O (RE = Sm, Nd) samples with the addition of Ag. As a result of this progress in processing, it became increasingly important to develop an efficient and practical magnetization technique to extract the potential of the material in applications that use melt-grown superconductors as quasi-permanent magnets. We review our recent works on the melt-growth technique as well as the pulse field magnetization studies. Using these techniques, we have constructed a magnetic field generator, the performance of which is evaluated in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-842
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



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

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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