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Influence of partial oxygen pressure on the processing of Ag-sheathed BSCCO-2223 tapes

Penny, M., Feltham, S., Beduz, C., Yang, Y., Scurlock, R. and Wroe, R. (1997) Influence of partial oxygen pressure on the processing of Ag-sheathed BSCCO-2223 tapes Cryogenics, 37, (10), pp. 601-604. (doi:10.1016/S0011-2275(97)00060-X).

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The effect of sintering in various oxygen atmospheres on transport Jc has been investigated. The results of the peak Jc with total sintering time are presented for each partial oxygen pressure (PO2 = 0.04, 0.075, 0.21). Two important processing parameters of tapes were adjusted to ensure a fair comparison of each PO2. Firstly, as the melting temperature of BSCCO decreases with decreasing PO2, it was necessary to alter the sintering temperatures to maintain the same subcooling for each PO2. Secondly, the first and second intermediate rollings of the tapes were performed when there were equal amounts of 2223 phase. The peaks in Jc against total sintering time occurred at 200 h for PO2 = 0.21, 45 h for PO2 = 0.075, and 90 h for PO2 = 0.04. This relates to the stability range and the incubation time of BSCCO-2223 in PO2 and could be an important tool to reduce the long processing time of optimized tapes.

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Published date: 1997
Keywords: BSCCO-2223, partial oxygen pressure, 2223 conversion rate


Local EPrints ID: 21292
ISSN: 0011-2275
PURE UUID: abaa0c17-3a8b-456d-81ed-d267b1c505c7

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

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Author: M. Penny
Author: S. Feltham
Author: C. Beduz
Author: Y. Yang
Author: R. Scurlock
Author: R. Wroe

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