Methods of introduction of MgO nanoparticles into Bi-2212/Ag tapes

Agranovski, Igor E., Ilyushechkin, Alexander Y., Altman, Igor S., Bostrom, Thor E., & Choi, Mansoo (2006) Methods of introduction of MgO nanoparticles into Bi-2212/Ag tapes. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 434(1), pp. 115-120.


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The effect of addition of ultra-fine MgO particles, obtained by Mg combustion, in Bi-2212/Ag tapes was investigated. Bi-2212/Ag tapes were prepared by coating and partial melt processing. Four different methods of MgO particles embedment were applied in green tape preparation; settlement of MgO in Bi-2212, pre-mixing of MgO in the solvent, deposition of the MgO into the solvent, and deposition of MgO onto the surface of Bi-2212. Microstructural studies of processed tapes show that uniformity of MgO particles distribution in Bi-2212 matrix depends on the methods of tape preparation. MgO particles, introduced in Bi-2212 matrix by all applied methods, significantly enhanced transport properties of the tapes. The Jc degradation with the increase of magnetic field and/or temperature in all doped samples was significantly lower compared to un-doped Bi-2212 samples. The best improvement was achieved when MgO particles were introduced into Bi-2212 matrix by settlement method of the tape coating. The improvement also depends on a magnitude of the magnetic field and operating temperatures.

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ID Code: 6379
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: high, temperature superconductor, flux pinning centers, MgO nanoparticles, SEM, EDX
DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2005.12.005
ISSN: 0921-4534
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400) > Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter (020406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400) > Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity (020404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Spectrometry (030101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:27

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