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Statistical evaluation of the mechanical and flux trapping properties of standard and thin-wall EuBCO(Ag) bulk superconductors

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Abstract

The mechanical and flux trapping properties of 19 EuBCO(Ag) and 20 thin-wall EuBCO(Ag) bulk superconductors were investigated statistically and compared to those observed for YBCO using Brazilian testing and high field magnetization. The average trapped fields of EuBCO(Ag) and thin-wall EuBCO(Ag) bulk superconductors were significantly higher than those of YBCO bulk samples at 77 K measured under similar experimental conditions. However, due to the wide range of trapped field data for both materials, a statistical overlap was observed between the highest trapped fields observed for YBCO and the lowest values observed for EuBCO(Ag) bulk superconductors. All EuBCO(Ag) bulk materials measured in this study exhibit a superior tensile strength compared to YBCO bulk single grains. Unlike the case of YBCO, however, the introduction of artificial holes to EuBCO(Ag) bulk superconductors prior to melt processing was observed to decrease the average tensile strength of the single grain. Surprisingly, despite their superior mechanical and flux pinning properties, EuBCO(Ag) bulk superconductors do not exhibit enhanced performance when exposed to high fields at low temperatures.

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40 Engineering, 4016 Materials Engineering

Journal Title

Journal of the American Ceramic Society

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Journal ISSN

0002-7820
1551-2916

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Publisher

Wiley
Sponsorship
EPSRC (2436322)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/P024947/1)
EPSRC (EP/T014679/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/R00661X/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant/Award Numbers: EP/T014679/1, EP/R513180/1), Henry Royce Institute (Grant/Award Numbers: EP/P024947/1, EP/R00661X/1)
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