Cold seeded melt growth of RE-Ba-Cu-O superconductor (RE = Gd, Y)

H. Hinai, S. Nariki, K. Ogasawara, N. Sakai, Masato Murakami, M. Otsuka

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For the cold seeded melt growth of RE-Ba-Cu-O, it is important to decompose the precursor completely without melting the Nd-Ba-Cu-O seed crystal. We have studied the variation of growth mode with the maximum holding temperature (Tmax) and the holding time for Y and Gd systems. Growth modes were changed by Tmax and classified into four groups. In the case of Gd system, the temperature window for single-domain growth was narrow compared with Y system. This is ascribed to the fact that the decomposition temperature of Gd system is close to that of Nd123 seed crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-708
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug


  • Cold seeded melt growth
  • Gd-Ba-Cu-O
  • Growth mode
  • Y-Ba-Cu-O

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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