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Benefits of current percolation in superconducting coated conductors

Rutter, NA and Durrell, JH and Blamire, MG and MacManus-Driscoll, JL and Wang, H and Foltyn, SR (2005) Benefits of current percolation in superconducting coated conductors. Applied Physics Letters, 87. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

The critical currents of coated conductors fabricated by metal-organic deposition (MOD) on rolling-assisted biaxially textured substrates (RABiTS) and by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD) templates have been measured as a function of magnetic field orientation and compared to films grown on single crystal substrates. By varying the orientation of magnetic field applied in the plane of the film, we are able to determine the extent to which current flow in each type of conductor is percolative. Standard MOD/RABiTS conductors have also been compared to samples whose grain boundaries have been doped by diffusing Ca from an overlayer. We find that undoped MOD/RABiTS tapes have a less anisotropic in-plane field dependence than PLD/IBAD tapes and that the uniformity of critical current as a function of in-plane field angle is greater for MOD/RABiTS samples doped with Ca. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 19:01
DOI: 10.1063/1.2093920

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