Electric transport measurements on bulk, polycrystalline MgB2 samples prepared at various reaction temperatures

A. Wiederhold, Michael Rudolf Koblischka, Kazuo Inoue, M. Muralidhar, Masato Murakami, U. Hartmann

研究成果: Conference article査読

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A series of disk-shaped, bulk MgB2 superconductors (sample diameter up to 4 cm) was prepared in order to improve the performance for superconducting super-magnets. Several samples were fabricated using a solid state reaction in pure Ar atmosphere from 750 to 950oC in order to determine the optimum processing parameters to obtain the highest critical current density as well as large trapped field values. Additional samples were prepared with added silver (up to 10 wt.-%) to the Mg and B powder. Magneto-resistance data and I/V-characteristics were recorded using an Oxford Instruments Teslatron system. From Arrhenius plots, we determine the TAFF pinning potential, U 0. The I/V-characteristics yield detailed information on the current flow through the polycrystalline samples. The current flow is influenced by the presence of pores in the samples. Our analysis of the achieved critical currents together with a thorough microstructure investigation reveals that the samples prepared at temperatures between 775°C and 805°C exhibit the smallest grains and the best connectivity between them, while the samples fabricated at higher reaction temperatures show a reduced connectivity and lower pinning potential. Doping the samples with silver leads to a considerable increase of the pinning potential and hence, the critical current densities.

ジャーナルJournal of Physics: Conference Series
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 3月 17
イベント9th International Workshop on Processing and Applications of Superconducting (RE)BCO Large Grain Materials, PASREG 2015 - Liege, Belgium
継続期間: 2015 9月 22015 9月 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理学および天文学一般


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