Field trapping property of Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductor 140 mm in diameter

N. Sakai, M. Kita, S. Nariki, M. Muralidhar, K. Inoue, I. Hirabayashi, M. Murakami

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We have studied field trapping ability of single grain Gd-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductor 140 mm in diameter, which was fabricated by using Gd2BaO4 and Ba-Cu-O phase as raw materials. The distribution of the trapped magnetic field showed single domain without serious weak links, when the bulk was field-cooled in 1 T at liquid nitrogen temperature. The maximum trapped magnetic field at 77 K and 65 K were 2.30 T and 3.66 T respectively, when a field of 4 T was applied. From the distribution measurements of magnetic field, it was confirmed that a large amount of flux can be trapped in this large bulk. It was also confirmed that magnetic field can reach a longer distance in a larger bulk than smaller diameter samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 1


  • Large bulk superconductor
  • RE123
  • 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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