Ultra-high flux pinning properties of BaMO3-doped YBa 2Cu3O7-x thin films (M = Zr, Sn)

Paolo Mele, Kaname Matsumoto, Tomoya Horide, Ataru Ichinose, Masashi Mukaida, Yutaka Yoshida, Shigeru Horii, Ryusuke Kita

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We studied the flux pinning properties of BaZrO3-doped YBa 2Cu3O7-x and BaSnO3-doped YBa 2Cu3O7-x films. We found that BaSnO 3-doped films showed very high global pinning forces, Fp, of 28.3GNm-3 (77K, ) and 103GNm-3 (65K, ), twice that of BaZrO3-doped films. Transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that, in both films, nanorods of the dopant phase were incorporated. The BaSnO3 nanorods were nearly straight but the BaZrO3 nanorods became curved with the increasing film thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032002
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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