Flux pinning sites in melt-processed (Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2Cu 3Oy superconductors

M. R. Koblischka, M. Muralidhar, Masato Murakami

研究成果: Conference article査読

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(Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2Cu 3O samples are prepared with extremely fine insulating 211 particles, which are uniformly dispersed in the superconducting matrix. Even though (Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)2 BaCuO5 powders about 3 μm in diameter were added to the precursor, we have found that Gd2BaCuO5 (Gd-211) inclusions about 0.1 μm in diameter were finely distributed in the (Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2C 3Oy matrix. The formation of such fine 211 particles has not been achieved in any other bulk superconductors like YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) or NdBCO. As a function of the concentration of the 211 particles, the shape of the Jc(Ha) curves at T =77 K can be changed from a very pronounced fishtail behaviour to a plateau-like behaviour, yielding a nearly constant current density up to 2.5 T. The presence of small Gd-211 particles does not inhibit the function of flux pinning provided by composition fluctuations leading to a spatial scatter of the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, as long as the 211 concentration is less than 40 mol%. Therefore, two different pinning centers are simultaneously active in one sample, which is also confirmed by the pinning analysis based on the scaling formalism, where we find peak positions even above 0.5 in the temperature range 60 ≥ T ≥ 93 K. The presence of the composition fluctuations is directly confirmed by means of field-cool cooling and -warming experiments in fields up to 7 T.

ジャーナルPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
出版ステータスPublished - 2000
イベントIUMRS-ICAM'99: Symposium B of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Materials 'High-Tc Superconductors' - Beijing, China
継続期間: 1999 6月 131999 6月 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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