Enhancement of critical current density and flux pinning in acetone and La2O3 codoped MgB2 tapes

Zhao Shun Gao, Yan Wei Ma, Dong Liang Wang, Xian Ping Zhang, Satoshi Awaji, Kazuo Watanabe

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MgB2 tape samples with simultaneous additions of acetone and La2O3 were prepared by an in-situ processed powder-in-tube method. Compared to the pure and single doped tapes, both transport and fluxing pinning are greatly improved by acetone and La2O3 codoping. Acetone supplies carbon into the MgB2 crystal lattice and increases the upper critical field, while the La2Oi reacts with B to form LaB6 nanoparticles as effective flux pining centers. The improvement of the superconducting properties in codoped tapes can be attributed to the combined effects of improvement in H2 and flux pinning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117401
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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