Processing of high-performance (Sm,Eu,Gd)Ba2Cu3O 7-δ bulk superconductors with BaO2 addition

A. Hu, N. Sakai, H. Zhou, M. Murakami, I. Hirabayashi

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We fabricated c-axis oriented large grain (Sm,Eu,Gd)Ba2Cu 3O7-δ bulk superconductors with BaO2 addition under 1% O2 partial pressure in Ar. The experiment showed that BaO2 addition significantly reduced a RE-Ba substitution, slightly hindered the coarsening of (Sm,Eu,Gd)2BaCuO5 inclusion, and improved the superconducting properties. An optimum adding amount was around 0.06-0.18 per mol RE123. At 77 K, the critical current density reached 83,000 A/cm2 at zero field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1


  • (SmEuGd)BaCu O
  • Melt processing
  • Superconducting properties

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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