Nanostructured Superconductors with Efficient Vortex Pinning

X. Obradors, T. Puig, A. Palau, A. Pomar, F. Sandiumenge, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto

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The new routes toward preparation of nanostructured YBa2Cu3O7 superconducting thin films and coated conductors, based mainly on pulsed laser and chemical solution deposition methodologies, are being reviewed in this chapter. Particular emphasis is given to clarify the relationship between the artificial nanostructure and the vortex-pinning enhancement. The success achieved in the different approaches indicates that a new frontier of superconducting applications has been opened based on the nanostructured superconductors with high critical currents at high temperatures and magnetic fields much higher than previously devised with any superconductor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Nanoscience and Technology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9780123743909
ISBN (Print)9780123743961
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical solution deposition
  • Coated conductors
  • Critical currents
  • Epitaxial thin films
  • Microstructure
  • Nanodots
  • Nanorods
  • Oxide nanocomposites
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Self-assembling and self-organization
  • Strain engineering
  • Vortex pinning
  • YBaCuO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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