Top-seeded infiltration growth of (Y, Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy bulk superconductors with high critical current densities

Dhruba Das, M. Muralidhar, M. S.Ramachandra Rao, Masato Murakami

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We employed the top-seeded infiltration-growth (IG) process for the fabrication of bulk (Y, Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy (YG-123) superconductors by varying the composition of (Y, Gd)2BaCuO5 (YG-211) and compared with bulk YBa2Cu3Oy (Y-123) superconductors grown under similar conditions. IG-processed YG-123 exhibited Jc (77 K) of 4.78 × 104 A cm-2 in zero field, which was higher than the value of 3.71 × 104 A cm-2 for Y-123. The superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of YG-123 increased with increasing Gd content. However, there was spatial variation in the superconducting properties of IG-processed YG-123 samples due to the inhomogeneous distribution of YG-211. Jc values of YG-123 decreased when increasing the distance from the seed both along the a and c-axis directions. The scaling studies of the pinning behavior for YG-123 showed that non-superconducting YG-211 particles act as effective pinning centers, supported by the fact that δTc type pinning is active in the system.

ジャーナルSuperconductor Science and Technology
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 9 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • セラミックおよび複合材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 金属および合金
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 材料化学


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