Mechanical properties of RE-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors

N. Sakai, S. J. Seo, K. Inoue, T. Miyamoto, M. Murakami

研究成果: Conference article査読

57 被引用数 (Scopus)


It is critically important to increase mechanical properties of RE-Ba-Cu-O bulk superconductors for practical applications. In this paper, we first studied the formation mechanism of cracking in Y-Ba-Cu-O and Sm-Ba-Cu-O massive blocks. The cracking is formed with the thermal stress during the thermal cycles, in particular, for large grain samples. The tetragonal to orthorhombic phase transformation also causes cracking mainly along the (001) cleavage planes. In addition, the cracks have the chance to propagate when strong magnetic fields are applied. Sm-Ba-Cu-O seems to be intrinsically more sensitive to cracking due to the larger lattice parameters than Y-Ba-Cu-O. However, microstructure is more important in determining the mechanical properties such as the homogeneity of RE211 inclusions or pores. Ag addition was found to be effective in improving the mechanical properties through the densification and/or the reduction in defect density.

ジャーナルPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
出版ステータスPublished - 2000 6月
イベント9th Japan-US Workshop on High-Tc Superconductors - Yamanashi, Jpn
継続期間: 1999 10月 131999 10月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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