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Flux Pinning and Properties of Solid-Solution (Y,Nd)1+xBa2-xCu3O7-δ Superconductors



T J. Haugan, M E. Fowler, J C. Tolliver, Paul N. Barnes, Winnie K. Wong-Ng, Lawrence P. Cook


The effect of chemical composition variations on the flux pinning and physical properties of (Y,Nd)1+xBa2-xCu3O7-d superconductors was studied in powders processed by solid-state reaction and equilibrated in air at 910 C. An extended region of single-phase crystal structures was determined for compounds with Ba = 2.0 to 1.7 and Nd = 0 to 1.3. At 77 K, the composition (Y0.6Nd0.4)Ba2Cu3O7-d had the highest Jc and flux pinning properties above 2 T, and showed over a magnitude of improvement for applied fields > 3 T compared to YBa2Cu3O7-d. At 65 K, the YBa2Cu3O7-d composition had the highest Jc(H) properties. With decreasing Ba content (
Ceramic Transactions


critical current density, flux pinning, superconductors, Y, ND<sub>1+x</sub>Ba<sub>2-x</sub>Cu<sub>3</sub>O^d7-&#948;


Haugan, T. , Fowler, M. , Tolliver, J. , Barnes, P. , Wong-Ng, W. and Cook, L. (2003), Flux Pinning and Properties of Solid-Solution (Y,Nd)<sub>1+x</sub>Ba<sub>2-x</sub>Cu<sub>3</sub>O<sub>7-&#948;</sub> Superconductors, Ceramic Transactions (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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Created April 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017