Growth of large grained Nb3Sn polycrystals from Cu-Sn-Nb solutions by top seeded solution growth

T. Inoue, H. Komatsu, M. Shimizu, N. Toyota

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A large grained polycrystalline mass of Nb3Sn crystals were grown using the top seeded solution growth method with a Cu-Sn flux. If the Cu concentration was appropriate, the growth rate became higher than in the case of a pure Sn flux. The maximum size of the individual crystals after 9 days of growth was about 2 × 2 × 1.5 mm3. The superconducting transition temperatures Tc of the present crystals range between 18.52 and 18.59 K, and the transition width ΔTc was very narrow (minimum transition width ΔTc=0.04 K). Surface microtopographs were also examined using differential interference and/or phase-contrast microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-268
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Nov 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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