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Title: Growth rate of YBCO single grains containing Y-2411(M)
Authors: Shi, Y-H
Yoeh, W
Dennis, R
Hari Babu, N
Pathak, S
Xu, Z
Cardwell, A
Keywords: Single grain;Superconductors
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2010, 234 (PART 1)
Abstract: Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) single grains have the potential to generate large trapped magnetic fields for a variety of engineering applications, and research on the processing and properties of this material has attracted world-wide interest. In particular, the introduction of flux pinning centres to the large grain microstructure to improve its current density, Jc, and hence trapped field, has been investigated extensively over the past decade. Y 2Ba4CuMOx [Y-2411(M)], where M = Nb, Ta, Mo, W, Ru, Zr, Bi and Ag, has been reported to form particularly effective flux pinning centres in YBCO due primarily to its ability to exist as nano-size inclusions in the superconducting phase matrix. However, the addition of the Y-2411(M) phase to the precursor composition complicates the melt-processing of single grains. We report an investigation of the growth rate of single YBCO grains containing Y-2411(Bi) phase inclusions and Y2O3. The superconducting properties of these large single grains have been measured specifically to investigate the effect of Y2O3 on broadening the growth window of these materials.
ISSN: 1742-6588
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