The Physics of Metals and Metallography

, Volume 117, Issue 2, pp 151–159 | Cite as

Effect of partial substitution of calcium for yttrium on the structure and properties of the Y0.9Ca0.1Ba2Cu3O6.8 superconductor

  • Yu. V. Blinova
  • L. A. Cherepanova
  • T. P. Krinitsina
  • E. I. Kuznetsova
  • S. V. SudarevaEmail author
  • S. G. Titova
  • S. V. Pryanichnikov
  • M. V. Degtyarev
  • E. P. Romanov
Structure, Phase Transformations, and Diffusion


The crystal structure of the high-temperature Y1–x Ca x Ba2Cu3O6.8 superconductor has been studied in a temperature range of 80–300 K using low-temperature X-ray diffraction analysis; its microstructure has been studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Changes of the bond length in the structure of principal phase and precipitation topology of impurity phases and their compositions have been analyzed. An addition of calcium was shown to increase the environmental tolerance of the principal Y123 phase and its microhardness and ensures the low unchanged coefficient of thermal expansion. All of the facts indicate that the material can be used to manufacture composite superconducting articles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. V. Blinova
    • 1
  • L. A. Cherepanova
    • 2
  • T. P. Krinitsina
    • 1
  • E. I. Kuznetsova
    • 1
  • S. V. Sudareva
    • 2
    Email author
  • S. G. Titova
    • 2
  • S. V. Pryanichnikov
    • 2
  • M. V. Degtyarev
    • 1
  • E. P. Romanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Mikheev Institute of Metal Physics, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Metallurgy, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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