IMPROVEMENTS OF MICROSTRUCTURAL AND SUPERCONDUCTING PROPERTIES OF AG-BI2SR2CACU2OX SCREEN-PRINTED TAPE BY CONTROLLED OXYGEN PARTIAL-PRESSURE DURING COOLING PROCEDURE

H NOJI, W ZHOU, B A GLOWACKI, A OOTA

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Abstract

The effect of different cooling procedures, after sintering, on the microstructural and superconducting properties of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox (B-2212) screen-printed tapes has been investigated. It was found that the amorphous phase originally present in grain boundaries at the sintering temperature undergoes a conversion to the Bi-2212 phase during slow cooling. However, the excess oxygen absorbed during slow cooling (in 21% oxygen) disturbs the order and ordering process of Bi-2212 crystals, but if the slow cooling process is conducted under monotonically reduced oxygen partial pressure, to ensure that the optimum oxidation state at sintering temperature of the Bi-2212 phase can be retained during the cooling procedure, tapes are then characterized by narrow grain boundaries and the highest J(c) value > 10(4) A/cm2 at 77 K and 0 T.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-835
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume63
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 1993

Keywords

  • TEMPERATURE
  • BI2SR2CACU2O8+DELTA
  • TRANSITION

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