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Pre-prints of papers from the Device Materials Group

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  • Individual grain boundary properties and overall performance of metal-organic-deposition coated conductors 

    Weigand, Marcus; Speller, Susannah; Hughes, Gareth; Rutter, Noel Anthony; Lozano-Perez, Sergio; Grovenor, Chris; Durrell, John H. (2010-04-13)
    We have investigated single grain boundaries (GBs) isolated in coated conductors produced by metal-organic deposition. When a magnetic field is swept in the film plane, an angle-dependent crossover from boundary to grain ...
  • Practical vortex diodes from pinning enhanced YBa2Cu3O7−δ 

    Durrell, John H. (2009-06-29)
    We identify a scalable, practical route to fabricating a superconducting diode. The device relies for its function on the barrier to flux vortex entry being reduced at the substrate interface of a superconducting ...
  • Importance of Low-Angle Grain Boundaries in YBa2Cu3O7-δ Coated Conductors 

    Durrell, John H.; Rutter, Noel Anthony (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2009-01)
    Over the past ten years the perception of grain boundaries in YBa2Cu3O7-δ conductors has changed greatly. They are no longer a problem to be eliminated but an inevitable and potentially favourable part of the material. ...
  • Benefits of current percolation in superconducting coated conductors 

    Rutter, Noel Anthony; Durrell, John H.; Blamire, Mark G.; MacManus-Driscoll, Judith; Wang, H.; Foltyn, S. R. (2005-06)
    The critical currents of MOD/RABiTS and PLD/IBAD coated conductors have been measured as a function of magnetic field orientation and compared to films grown on single crystal substrates. By varying the orientation of ...

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