We report a new process which promises high critical current density in oxide superconductors. The process consists of three stages. Firstly a YBa2Cu3Ox sample is rapidly heated and quenched from the Y2O3 plus liquid region. Subsequently the quenched sample is reheated to the Y2BaCuO2 plus liquid region, and then slowly cooled with a temperature gradient in flowing oxygen. The process enables us to grow a superconducting phase unidirectionally and to suppress the second phase intrusion, leading to the production of well textured YBa2Cu3Ox which yields a high Jc value in the presence of magnetic fields. It is also found that Bean's critical state is realized in such high Jc samples.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Jul|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)