Fabrication of multi-filamentary Y123 superconductor

T. Goto, T. Kira, H. Hiei, K. Watanabe

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The precursor Y1Ba2Cu3Ox (Y123) filaments were prepared by solution spinning through aqueous poly(vinyl alcohol) solution containing mixed Y, Ba and Cu acetates. The as-drawn filaments were heated to remove volatile components and to generate a superconducting phase. The filamentary superconductors were passed through Ag paste and sintered. By controlling the heating condition, the composite with excellent connection between the filaments and metallic Ag matrix was obtained. The overall transport critical current density (Je) of more than 2000 A/cm2 at 77 K and 0 T was achieved for the composite with partially melted Y123 filaments. Although the Je value decreased by applying a low magnetic field less than 0.1 T, the superconductivity of the composite maintained at 10 T at 77 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1603-1606
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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