(Nd, Eu, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O superconductors with combined addition of CeO2 and Pt

M. Muralidhar, M. R. Koblischka, M. Murakami

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A combination of CeO2 and Pt doping has been performed for oxygen-controlled melt-growth processed (Nd, Eu, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O with the aim of refining the (Nd, Eu, Gd)2BaCuO5 particles, which were added to the (Nd, Eu, Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy (NEG-123) precursor. Observations using transmission electron microscopy demonstrate that sub-micrometre-sized 211 particles could be embedded successfully in the NEG-123 matrix. Energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDX) confirmed that these sub-micrometre-sized 211 particles consisted mainly of Eu on the rare earth site for the samples containing 10 mol% (Nd, Eu, Gd)2BaCuO5. As a result, the (Nd, Eu, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O sample with a combined addition of CeO2 and Pt exhibits an enhanced fishtail effect with a critical current density, Jc, of 73000 A cm-2 at 3 T for fields parallel to the c-axis at 77 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-697
Number of pages5
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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