Influence of crystalline boron powders on superconducting properties of C-doped internal Mg diffusion processed MgB2 wires

Dongliang Wang, Xianping Zhang, Shaopu Tang, Da Xu, Chao Yao, Chiheng Dong, Zhongtang Xu, Yanwei Ma, Hidetoshi Oguro, Satoshi Awaji, Kazuo Watanabe

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Abstract

Monofilament MgB2/Fe wires or tapes were fabricated with two different purity crystalline boron powders, using internal magnesium diffusion (IMD) and in situ powder-in-tube (PIT) processes. To evaluate which method was more insensitive to the purity of the boron powders, a sensitivity factor was used. It was found that the IMD process was less sensitive to the purity of the boron powders, compared to the PIT method. Furthermore, J c values of the IMD-processed wires were higher than those of the PIT-processed samples. The reduced porosity and hence the increased density in the IMD-processed samples was thought to be the main reason. Although a number of B-rich particles remained in the MgB2 region, a layer J c as high as 4.8 104 A cm-2 at 4.2 K and 10 T was still obtained in the IMD-processed wire, which was comparable to that of IMD-processed wires fabricated using amorphous boron powders.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105013
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 3

Keywords

  • MgB wires
  • carbon doping
  • crystalline boron powders
  • internal Mg diffusion
  • transport properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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