Melt-processed Sm-Ba-Cu-O superconductors trapping strong magnetic field

H. Ikuta, A. Mase, Y. Yanagi, M. Yoshikawa, Y. Itoh, T. Oka, U. Mizutani

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Large c-axis-oriented Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors were prepared using the melt-process technique in a reduced oxygen atmosphere. Single-domain samples up to 36 mm in diameter were successfully and reproducibly synthesized with no severe weak-link within the samples. The trapped magnetic field at the open surface of the sample was recorded as 8.0 T at 40 K when measured immediately after the external field was swept down to zero. This value far exceeds that of a melt-processed Y-Ba-Cu-O with a similar size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1347
Number of pages3
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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