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Progress in the melt texturing of RE-123 superconductors

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Abstract

Steady progress continues in improving the critical current density and flux trapping capability of bulk RE-Ba2Cu3Ox (RE = rare earth) superconductors. In this article, advances in processing, the understanding of the role defects play in flux pinning, and promising new developments are discussed. In particular, reviewed are advances in melt-textured rare earth superconductors (particularly YBa2Cu3Ox) and avenues for property enhancement.

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McGinn, P.J. Progress in the melt texturing of RE-123 superconductors. JOM 46, 31–33 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03222660

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Keywords

  • Critical Current Density
  • Ternary Phase Diagram
  • Flux Pinning
  • Texture Technique
  • High Temperature Superconducling Material