Hot seeding for the growth of c-axis-oriented Nd-Ba-Cu-O

H. S. Chauhan, M. Murakami

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The fabrication of large single-grain RE-Ba-Cu-O (RE denotes rare earth elements) is essential for bulk applications. In the present study, we report on a hot-seeding method for growing Nd-Ba-Cu-O with Nd123 seed crystals. We made an arrangement, in which the Nd123 seed crystal can be transported to the centre of the furnace with a rod through a hole in a rubber cork and insulating stopper. The seed was placed in a small dip made in the rod, which can be turned to drop the seed on the sample. The advantage of this method is that perturbation in the growth conditions such as temperature and oxygen partial pressure can be minimized. Using this method we could grow large single-domain c-axis-oriented samples with the surface area larger than 3 cm × 3 cm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-675
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 2nd International Workshop on the Processing and Applications of Superconducting (RE)CBO Large Grain Materials - Morioka, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 191999 Oct 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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