Pinning properties of melt-textured Dy123 superconductors with Dy211 in various particle sizes

K. Inoue, S. Nariki, M. Murakami

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We have investigated the effect of Dy2BaCuO5 (Dy211) particle size on the pinning properties of DyBa2Cu3O7-δ by measuring the dc magnetization and the ac susceptibility. The suppression in the normalized relaxation rate (S) occurs with reducing the Dy211 particle size. The field-induced pinning is also effective in suppressing the flux creep in the intermediate filed region. The irreversibility line was located in a higher temperature and field region for the sample with the smaller Dy211 particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-758
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1



  • Critical current density
  • Dy123
  • Interfacial pinning
  • Irreversibility line
  • Magnetic relaxation

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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