Microstructure and critical current density of zone melt textured YBa 2Cu3O6+x

P. McGinn, W. Chen, N. Zhu, M. Lanagan, U. Balachandran

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Zone melting has been used to produce texture in extruded YBa 2Cu3O6+x wires. Highly aligned microstructures are produced with a-b planes oriented along the axis of the wires. Microstructural observations show that changes in alignment orientation can occur, and can result in the inability to carry a transport current. Pulsed transport Jc measurements on oriented samples indicate a zero field critical current density greater than 4×104 A/cm2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1455-1457
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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