Jc-B performance of an OCMG processed (Sm0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2Cu3 Oy with sub-micron Gd2BaCuO5 second phase

M. Muralidhar, M. Jirsa, Y. Wu, M. Murakami

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Microstructure and critical current density of the melt-textured (Sm0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2Cu3 Oy (SEG-123) superconductors with varying contents of Gd2BaCuO5 (Gd-211) were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and magnetic measurements with SQUID. The TEM study showed sub-micron secondary phase particles regularly distributed in the SEG-123 matrix. The homogeneous distribution of Gd-211 resulted in a dramatically improved remanent critical current density, even in the samples with only 10 mol% Gd-211. The second peak height did not appreciably change with varying content of Gd-211 up to 30 mol%. Critical current density as high as 83 kA/cm2 was achieved at 77 K and magnetic field of 2.2 T along c-axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-745
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • (Sm,Eu,Gd)BaCuO
  • Flux pinning
  • Gd-211
  • Melt-textured
  • TE M

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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