The microstructure and superconducting properties of melt-processed YBCO samples containing RE-211 particles

Y. Yanagi, Y. Itoh, M. Yoshikawa, Tetsuo Oka, M. Sasaki, Y. Yamada, U. Mizutani

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The melt-processed YBCO containing rare-earth 211-particles (Yb2BaCuO5) were synthesized with or without Pt-doping. A mixing of Yb and Y in the 211-phase occurs immediately after the incongruent melting of the 123-phase and proceeds during solidification. However, Pt-doping is found to suppress substantially the coalescence of the 211-particles and a mutual mixing of Y and Yb during the slow solidification process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-446
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 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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