Critical currents of superconducting PbMo6s8 tapes

K. Hamasaki, K. Hirata, T. Yamashita, T. Komata, K. Noto, K. Watanabe

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An electro-plating and diffusion method has been developed for the production of superconducting ternary lead molybdenum sulfide (PbMo6S8) tapes. These tapes were prepared by plating a Mo tape with lead, and with subsequent heat treatment in sulfur (S) vapour from molybdenum sulfide (Mos2). Samples were examined with SEM, XMA, and X-ray diffraction techniques. Optimal reaction-temperature and Pb-plating conditions gave a critical temperature of about 14 K, and a resistive transition width of less than 1 K. The value of Jc was relatively large. and reached 1.8 x 104 A/cm2 in a 14 T magnetic field at 4.2 K. The relatively large values of Jc in strong magnetic field suggest the need for a more detailed analysis of the preparation conditions and the pinning mechanism in this compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-473
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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