Spatial distribution of superconducting properties in single-grained Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulks

Seiki Takebayashi, Masato Murakami

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We report the effects of initial composition and partial oxygen pressure (Pox) on the spatial distribution of the superconducting transition and critical current characteristics in c-axis-oriented Sm-Ba-Cu-O superconductors fabricated by the top-seeded melt growth method. The magnetic properties are significantly dependent on the position within a large single-grained Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulk fabricated in air, which is attributed to the facts that growth temperature of Sm-Ba-Cu-O varies with location in a massive sample and the range of the substitution of Sm for Ba is dependent on growth temperature. In contrast, for samples processed in a reduced oxygen atmosphere, the variation of superconducting properties is notably small. Such difference can be understood in terms of the range of Sm-Ba solid solution, which can greatly be narrowed in a reduced oxygen atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 29
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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