Superconducting properties of large grain (Sm, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O blocks

K. Inoue, N. Sakai, H. S. Chauhan, J. Yoshioka, K. Iida, A. Chiba, M. Murakami

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We fabricated large grain (Sm, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors with the top-seeded, melt-growth process in air and 1% O2-Ar. Ag addition was effective in suppressing the amount of cracking. Unlike Sm-Ba-Cu-O, the (Sm, Gd)-Ba-Cu-O bulk showed relatively high Tc and large Jc values even when melt-processed in air. The trapped field value of 0.83 T was recorded at 77 K for the sample melt processed in air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 1
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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