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Reaction method control of impurity scattering in C-doped MgB2: proving the role of defects besides C substitution level

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Abstract


  • In this study, Si and C were incorporated into polycrystalline MgB2 via in situ reaction of Mg and B with either SiC or with separate Si and C (Si+C). The electrical transport and magnetic properties of the two series of samples were compared. The corrected resistivity at 40K, pA(40K), is higher for the SiC reacted samples regardless of carbon (C) substitution level, indicating larger intragrain scattering because of the simultaneous reaction between Mg and SiC and carbon substitution during the formation of MgB2. In addition, because of the cleaner reaction route for the SiC reacted samples, the calculated active area that carries current, AF, is twice that of the (Si+C) samples. On the other hand, the upper critical field, Hc2, was similar for both sets of samples despite their different C substitution levels which proves the importance of defect scattering in addition to C substitution level. Hence, the form of the precursor reactants is critical for tuning the form of Hc2(T).

UOW Authors


  •   Chen, S K. (external author)
  •   Tan, K Y. (external author)
  •   Halim, A S. (external author)
  •   Xu, Xun
  •   De Silva, Kaludewa Sujeewa Buddhimali. (external author)
  •   Yeoh, Wai Kong (external author)
  •   Dou, Shi
  •   Kursumovic, A (external author)
  •   Macmanus-Driscoll, Judith L. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Chen, S. K., Tan, K. Y., Halim, A. S., Xu, X., De Silva, K. S. B., Yeoh, W. K., Dou, S. X., Kursumovic, A. & MacManus-Driscoll, J. L. (2013). Reaction method control of impurity scattering in C-doped MgB2: proving the role of defects besides C substitution level. Superconductor Science and Technology, 26 (12), 125018-1-125018-7.

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  • 2-s2.0-84888334585

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  • 125018-1

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  • 125018-7

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  • 26

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  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In this study, Si and C were incorporated into polycrystalline MgB2 via in situ reaction of Mg and B with either SiC or with separate Si and C (Si+C). The electrical transport and magnetic properties of the two series of samples were compared. The corrected resistivity at 40K, pA(40K), is higher for the SiC reacted samples regardless of carbon (C) substitution level, indicating larger intragrain scattering because of the simultaneous reaction between Mg and SiC and carbon substitution during the formation of MgB2. In addition, because of the cleaner reaction route for the SiC reacted samples, the calculated active area that carries current, AF, is twice that of the (Si+C) samples. On the other hand, the upper critical field, Hc2, was similar for both sets of samples despite their different C substitution levels which proves the importance of defect scattering in addition to C substitution level. Hence, the form of the precursor reactants is critical for tuning the form of Hc2(T).

UOW Authors


  •   Chen, S K. (external author)
  •   Tan, K Y. (external author)
  •   Halim, A S. (external author)
  •   Xu, Xun
  •   De Silva, Kaludewa Sujeewa Buddhimali. (external author)
  •   Yeoh, Wai Kong (external author)
  •   Dou, Shi
  •   Kursumovic, A (external author)
  •   Macmanus-Driscoll, Judith L. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Chen, S. K., Tan, K. Y., Halim, A. S., Xu, X., De Silva, K. S. B., Yeoh, W. K., Dou, S. X., Kursumovic, A. & MacManus-Driscoll, J. L. (2013). Reaction method control of impurity scattering in C-doped MgB2: proving the role of defects besides C substitution level. Superconductor Science and Technology, 26 (12), 125018-1-125018-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888334585

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1959&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/958

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 125018-1

End Page


  • 125018-7

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom