Texture processing of extruded YBa2Cu3O6+x wires by zone melting

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

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Zone melting has been used to produce texture in extruded YBa2Cu3O6+x wires. By controlling the directional solidification of the molten zone, oriented structures are produced that show a large magnetic hysteresis at 77 K compared to unaligned extruded YBa2Cu3O6+x wires. A magnetization critical current density of 1.8 × 104 A/cm2 in an applied field of 20 kOe has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)480-484
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Feb 15 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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