Effects of 18 MeV Fe8+ ion irradiation on superconductivity and microstructure of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox superconductor

Yukichi Sasaki, Weilie Zhou, Yuji Ishiguro, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox single crystals were irradiated with 18 MeV Fe8+ ion at room temperature. Superconductive property and microstructure of the samples after the irradiation were investigated by magnetization hysteresis (ΔM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). ΔM was enhanced by increasing ion dose up to 1×1012 ions/cm2, but decreased at the density of 1×1013 ions/cm2. The ion irradiation produced ellipse-like amorphous defects with the size of several nm, which may behave as flux pinning centers inside the crystals. The defects were formed in the band region of 0.5 μm at the depth of about 4.5 μm from the surface. The number of defects were equal to several times of applied ion dose. The optimum dose for improving superconductivity should be dominated by the defect size and spacing of defects to avoid overlapping among the defects.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)195-198
    Number of pages4
    JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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