Systematic change of flux pinning in (Dy,RE)123 and (Y,RE)123 melt-solidified bulks with unit cell orthorhombicity

Y. Setoyama, J. Shimoyama, S. Yamaki, A. Yamamoto, H. Ogino, K. Kishio, S. Awaji

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RE-mixing is one of the most effective ways to enhance critical current density Jc of RE123 melt-solidified bulks; however, the intrinsic effects of RE-mixing on Jc have not yet been well clarified. Through synthesis and analysis of eight types of melt-solidified bulks containing one or two RE elements, the effects of RE-mixing on Jc-H characteristics were systematically investigated. It was revealed that RE-mixed bulks show higher Jc than RE123 bulks accompanied by the secondary peaks of Jc in a high field region. Analyses on the relationship between Jc and orthorhombicity suggested that the RE substitution level for Ba sites can be controlled by RE-mixing to enhance Jc in magnetic fields. Combined with the results of magnetic measurements at 40 and 60 K up to 15 T, RE-mixed bulks originating from Y123 powders were found to be high potential materials for high field generating applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015014
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • RE-mixing
  • REBaCuOy melt-solidified bulks
  • critical current density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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