Pinning characteristics in chemically modified (Nd, Eu, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O superconductors

M. Muralidhar, N. Sakai, M. Nishiyama, M. Jirsa, T. Machi, M. Murakami

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The nanometer-scale pinning defects observed in melt-processed (Nd0.33Eu0.38Gd0.28)Ba2Cu3 Oy (NEG-123) materials were discussed. The analysis with scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and dynamic force microscope (DFM) revealed a nanoscale laminar structure with a period comparable to the coherence length that is most probably responsible for the pinning enhancement. The observations demonstrated a secondary peak as high as 70 kA/cm2 at 4.5 T and decreased to 49 and 22 kA/cm2 at 7 and 10 T respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-945
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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