Recent advancement in the bulk fabrication process has enabled the production of large single-grain bulk RE-Ba-Cu-O superconductors with high Jc values, which can trap fields much higher than those associated with conventional permanent magnets. However, a large electromagnetic force acts on the bulk superconductors when they trap a large field, which sometimes leads to fatal fracture. In this study, we measured mechanical properties of single-domain Y-Ba-Cu-O and Sm-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors from the output of strain gauges glued directly to the sample surface. The stress was applied to the samples by reducing the external fields from 10 to 0 T at 50 K. It was found that Ag addition is effective in improving the mechanical properties of melt processed Y-Ba-Cu-O and Sm-Ba-Cu-O.
|ジャーナル||Superconductor Science and Technology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2000 6月 1|
|イベント||The 2nd International Workshop on the Processing and Applications of Superconducting (RE)CBO Large Grain Materials - Morioka, Jpn|
継続期間: 1999 10月 19 → 1999 10月 22
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