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Transport J<inf>c</inf> in Bulk Superconductors: A Practical Approach?

Rush, JP and May-Miller, CJ and Palmer, KGB and Rutter, NA and Dennis, AR and Shi, YH and Cardwell, DA and Durrell, JH (2016) Transport J<inf>c</inf> in Bulk Superconductors: A Practical Approach? IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26. ISSN 1051-8223

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© 2016 IEEE.The characterization of the critical current density of bulk high-temperature superconductors is typically performed using magnetometry, which involves numerous assumptions, including, significantly, that Jc within the sample is uniform. Unfortunately, magnetometry is particularly challenging to apply where a local measurement of Jc across a feature, such as a grain boundary, is desired. Although transport measurements appear to be an attractive alternative to magnetization, it is extremely challenging to reduce the cross-sectional area of a bulk sample sufficiently to achieve a sufficiently low critical current that can be generated by a practical current source. In the work described here, we present a technique that enables transport measurements to be performed on sections of bulk superconductors. Metallographic techniques and resin reinforcement were used to create an I-shaped sample of bulk superconductor from a section of Gd-Ba-Cu-O containing 15 wt % Ag2O. The resulting superconducting track had a cross-sectional area of 0.44 mm2. The sample was found to support a critical current of 110 A using a field criterion in the narrowed track region of 1 μV cm-1. We conclude, therefore, that it is possible to measure critical current densities in excess of 2.5 × 108 A m-2 in sections of a bulk superconductor.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:45
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 07:45
DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2016.2537647