Single-domain NEG-123 bulk superconductors for high magnetic field applications

M. Muralidhar, S. Nariki, M. Jirsa, M. Murakami

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The single-domain (Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2Cu3 Oy "NEG-123" bulk superconductors of 22 mm diameter were prepared with the oxygen-controlled melt-growth process. 40 mol% of (Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)2BaCuO5 "NEG-211" sub-micron particles was dispersed in the NEG-123 matrix to improve the flux pinning capability at 77 K. For the controlled crystal growth, we used the melt-textured Nd-123 as a seed. The trapped fields were measured at 77 K using a Hall probe scanned at 2 mm above the pellet surface. In the single-domain NEG bulk 22 mm in diameter and 9.5 mm in thickness, a trapped magnetic field of 0.7 T was recorded at 77 K and 2 T, which corresponds to the total 2.7 T including the external field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1136
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Flux pinning
  • Melt-textured
  • NEG-123
  • Trapped magnetic 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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