Effect of cooling rate on the trapped-fields of Nd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors

M. Matsui, N. Sakai, M. Murakami

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We fabricated Ag2O-doped single-domain Nd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors in 1% O2-Ar atmosphere with using different cooling rates during the crystal growth. The peak effect could not be observed in the field dependence of the maximum trapped-field for the sample fabricated with slower cooling rates. We could obtain higher trapped field values in all the fields in the sample fabricated with the faster cooling rate. It was found that processing conditions strongly affected the performance of Nd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-656
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk
  • Cooling rate
  • Nd-Ba-Cu-O
  • Trapped field

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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