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Enhancement of transport critical current densities in (Bi,Pb) 2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10/Ag tapes at 77 K following fast neutron irradiation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We report on significant enhancements of the transport critical current densities Jc in (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca 2Cu3O10/Ag tapes at 77 K and higher magnetic fields after neutron irradiation. This enhancement is attributed to an improvement in the flux pinning capability of this material by the neutron-induced defects. The angular dependence of Jc is still consistent with two-dimensionality, i.e., flux pinning of pancake and/or Josephson vortices is directly confirmed by this transport measurement. Fast neutron irradiation also affects the weak links in a way which agrees with previous results on unaligned ceramics. However, there are some peculiarities which need further investigation. �� 1994 American Institute of Physics.

Publication Date


  • 1994

Citation


  • Hu, Q. Y., Weber, H. W., Sauerzopf, F. M., Schulz, G. W., Schalk, R. M., Neum��ller, H. W., & Dou, S. X. (1994). Enhancement of transport critical current densities in (Bi,Pb) 2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10/Ag tapes at 77 K following fast neutron irradiation. Applied Physics Letters, 65(23), 3008-3010. doi:10.1063/1.112491

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0001180077

Start Page


  • 3008

End Page


  • 3010

Volume


  • 65

Issue


  • 23

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • We report on significant enhancements of the transport critical current densities Jc in (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca 2Cu3O10/Ag tapes at 77 K and higher magnetic fields after neutron irradiation. This enhancement is attributed to an improvement in the flux pinning capability of this material by the neutron-induced defects. The angular dependence of Jc is still consistent with two-dimensionality, i.e., flux pinning of pancake and/or Josephson vortices is directly confirmed by this transport measurement. Fast neutron irradiation also affects the weak links in a way which agrees with previous results on unaligned ceramics. However, there are some peculiarities which need further investigation. �� 1994 American Institute of Physics.

Publication Date


  • 1994

Citation


  • Hu, Q. Y., Weber, H. W., Sauerzopf, F. M., Schulz, G. W., Schalk, R. M., Neum��ller, H. W., & Dou, S. X. (1994). Enhancement of transport critical current densities in (Bi,Pb) 2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10/Ag tapes at 77 K following fast neutron irradiation. Applied Physics Letters, 65(23), 3008-3010. doi:10.1063/1.112491

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0001180077

Start Page


  • 3008

End Page


  • 3010

Volume


  • 65

Issue


  • 23

Place Of Publication