The effect of Y1/Nd1(211) additions on the properties of the Y0.5/Nd0.5(123) composite

A. S. Mahmoud, G. J. Russell, Z. W. Lin, M. R. Koblischka, N. Chikumoto, M. Murakami

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The effect of Y1/Nd1(211) additions on the microstructure and superconducting properties of the Y0.5/Nd0.5 (123) system was investigated using a melt-processing technique in air. The microstructure investigation revealed a significant preference for Nd to dominate the Re site of the 123 phase with a similar trend for Y to dominate the Re site of the 211 inclusions. Transition temperatures (Tc) exceeding 90K and magnetically induced critical current densities (Jc) ∼ 10000A/cm2 at zero fields were obtained for many samples. All samples exhibited a peak effect (PE) that appeared to flatten or even vanish at temperatures ≥ 77K. For the 211 particles refinement reached in this study, no significant effect of these particles was noticed on the flux-pinning properties of the Y/Nd(123) system. Extensive analysis of pinning for both a Y/Nd (123) single crystal and melt-textured samples is being reported elsewhere [1,2].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-618
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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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