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The effect of core density on the formation of the 2223 phase in (Pb/Bi)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox superconducting tapes

Fisher, S.J., Al-Mosawi, M.K., Beduz, C. and Yang, Y. (1997) The effect of core density on the formation of the 2223 phase in (Pb/Bi)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox superconducting tapes Cryogenics, 37, (10), pp. 593-596. (doi:10.1016/S0011-2275(97)00051-9).

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The effect of core density on the processing of superconducting tapes has been investigated. Tapes were prepared with different ‘as-rolled’ densities, but all other mechanical and thermal parameters remained the same. The precursor powder used had a nominal stoichiometry of Bi1.84Pb0.34Sr1.34Ca2.03Cu3.06Ox, doped with 15% Ag by weight prepared by Merck Ltd. The ‘as-rolled’ tapes had Vickers' microhardness numbers, Hv, of 90 and 180 kg mm?2. The local 2223 phase formation across the thickness of the core was studied in tapes of these core densities by sintering them at 818 °C for various times in an atmosphere of 7.5% O2. XRD analysis revealed that low density tapes formed the 2223 phase considerably faster than high density tapes. For example, after 10 h of sintering, the low and high density tapes had a 45% and 3% 2223 phase content at the centre of the core, respectively.

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Published date: 1997
Additional Information: Paper presented at Low Temperature Engineering and Cryogenics Conference 1996
Keywords: Bi-2223, core density, incubation period, formation rate, grain size, heating rate


Local EPrints ID: 21289
ISSN: 0011-2275
PURE UUID: 6d5739e6-db3b-42ca-8c6e-d7e96432d453
ORCID for Y. Yang: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:26

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Author: S.J. Fisher
Author: M.K. Al-Mosawi
Author: C. Beduz
Author: Y. Yang ORCID iD

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