Studies of flux pinning behaviour in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy superconductors

A. K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, M. Murakami, N. Koshizuka

研究成果: Conference article

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The flux pinning behaviour of ternary melt-processed (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy superconductors is studied with various second-phase defect concentrations using magnetotransport and magnetization measurements. A pronounced field-induced bump feature in the resistivity was observed. The dissipation was found to be thermal activation type. The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics over the whole transition temperature regime show a linear flux-flow type behaviour at high fields that favours an increase in viscosity in the liquid phase. However, I-V curves show a change of curvature at low field. The Nd/Ba substitution sites along with second-phase particles refined by the addition of a small amount of Pt are basically responsible for high flux pinning.

ジャーナルSuperconductor Science and Technology
出版物ステータスPublished - 2000 6 1
イベントThe 2nd International Workshop on the Processing and Applications of Superconducting (RE)CBO Large Grain Materials - Morioka, Jpn
継続期間: 1999 10 191999 10 22


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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