Comparative study of grain orientation in melt-textured HTSC with different additions

A. Koblischka-Veneva, M. R. Koblischka, F. Mücklich, N. Hari Babu, D. A. Cardwell, M. Murakami

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The local orientation of particles embedded within melt-textured Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) samples containing depleted uranium oxide, Y2O3, Nb2O5, and Y2Ba4CuMOx (with M = Nb, Zr) have been studied via automated electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis. The different morphologies of the samples are discussed based on the EBSD scans of a-growth sector areas. We conclude that the formation of small, nanoscale particles does not disturb the growth of the superconducting YBCO matrix. The presence of large, micrometre-sized particles, however, may cause severe changes in the YBCO growth morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-624
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 1
EventProceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2004) Advances in Supeconductivity -
Duration: 2004 Nov 232004 Nov 25


  • EBSD
  • Embedded particles
  • Grain orientation
  • Melt-textured YBCO

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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