Zone melt texturing of YBa2Cu3O6+x with silver additions

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

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Extruded YBa2Cu3O6+x wires containing 0 to 15 vol% silver have been textured by a zone melting process. It is observed that the magnetization critical current density in textured samples decreases with silver additions, unlike what is usually observed in sintered samples. In transport measurements, a Jc of 5500 A/cm2 in an applied field of 8000 Oe was observed in a sample containing 15 vol% silver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - May 1 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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