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Processing of erbium doped high-T/sub c/ superconductor YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7-x/ single crystals for improved flux pinning
2001 / IEEE
This item was taken from the IEEE Periodical ' Processing of erbium doped high-T/sub c/ superconductor YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7-x/ single crystals for improved flux pinning ' The effect of selected rare earth (RE) oxide addition on growth behavior of large single crystals and the superconducting properties of YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7-x/ (Y123) was investigated. The results show that even a small amount (<1 mol %) of rare earth addition can have a significant effect on the flux pinning capacity of Y123 single crystals. It was further observed that for Nd and Yb the continuous crystal growth became very unstable for additions greater then 1 mol % while crystal growth remains stable even for additions up to 30 mol % Er/sub 2/BaCuO/sub 5/. Magnetization measurements on RE-doped Y123 single domains revealed relatively high J/sub c/, values as compared to undoped Y123 single crystals.
Critical Current Density (superconductivity)
Yba/sub 2/cu/sub 3/o/sub 7/:er
Erbium Doped High-t/sub C/ Superconductor
Yba/sub 2/cu/sub 3/o/sub 7-x/
Rare Earth Oxide Addition
Large Single Crystals
Rare Earth Addition
Flux Pinning Capacity
Continuous Crystal Growth
High J/sub C/
Undoped Y123 Single Crystals
Superconducting Transition Temperature
Crystal Growth From Melt
Engineered Materials, Dielectrics And Plasmas
Fields, Waves And Electromagnetics
Yba/sub 2/cu/sub 3/o/sub 7-x/ Single Crystals