Vortex pinning by mesoscopic defects: A way to levitation at liquid oxygen temperature

M. Muralidhar, N. Sakai, M. Jirsa, N. Koshizuka, M. Murakami

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In an attempt to increase remanant supercurrent density in a (Nd0.33E0.33Gd0.33)Ba2- Cu3Oy superconductor by a long-term ball milling of the inserted secondary phase, it was possible to reach outstanding Jc values of 192 and 110 kA/cm2 at remanent state and 3 T. Microstructure analysis by DFM and TEM revealed the presence of a new type of particle, 20-50 nm in size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5005-5007
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 15


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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