Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 273–276 | Cite as

Structural modifications of the superconducting phases on Bi system by electron beam irradiation

  • G. Aldica
  • I. I. Geru
  • B. M. Puscasu
  • F. Constantinescu
  • P. Badica


Superconducting samples of the Bi(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system have been irradiated in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate the effect of a relative high fluence of electrons with 75 and 100 keV energy on the microstructure of the material. The diffraction pattern images show a dramatic change from very uniform lattice spots atab crystalline planes to a circular pattern corresponding to damage and breaking of the materials in very small crystallites.

Key words

Electron irradiation Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O high-Tc phases phases stability microstructure transformations transmission electron microscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Aldica
    • 1
  • I. I. Geru
    • 2
  • B. M. Puscasu
    • 3
  • F. Constantinescu
    • 1
  • P. Badica
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Technology of MaterialsBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsMoldava State UniversityKishinewR. Moldova
  3. 3.Metrological and Automatization Research CenterAcademy Sciences of MoldovaKishinewR. Moldova
  4. 4.Faculty of Physics and Engineering, Department of Powder Metallurgy, Refractories, and CompositesKiev Polytechnic InstituteKievUkraine

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