Superconducting properties of large grain (Sm, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O blocks

Kazuo Inoue, Naomichi Sakai, H. S. Chauhan, J. Yoshioka, K. Iida, A. Chiba, Masato Murakami

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We fabricated large grain (Sm, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors with the top-seeded, melt-growth process in air and 1% O2-Ar. Ag addition was effective in suppressing the amount of cracking. Unlike Sm-Ba-Cu-O, the (Sm, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O bulk showed relatively high Tc and large Jc values even when melt-processed in air. The trapped field value of 0.83 T was recorded at 77 K for the sample melt processed in air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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