Joint properties of REBCO coated conductors

T. Maebatake, Y. Ichinose, K. Yamada, N. Mori, R. Teranishi, M. Inoue, T. Kiss, M. Yoshizumi, T. Izumi, K. Kaneko, S. Munetoh, M. Mukaida

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We investigated joint properties of REBCO (REBa2Cu 3O7-X, RE = rare earth element) coated conductors using a diffusion joint process. Two pieces of the coated conductor tapes with stabilizing silver layer on REBCO were overlapped in a face to face manner, which were pressurized and heat-treated at about 623-673 K in oxygen atmosphere. The joint resistance for YBCO tape was about 6.5 nΩ cm 2 at 77 K, on the other hand, that for GdBCO tape was about 37 nΩ cm2 which was higher than YBCO. From the results of both cross-sectional transmission electron microscope (TEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) analysis, diffusion of Gd-element into Ag layer was observed for the joined sample of GdBCO tape, it is suggested to be a cause of higher joint resistance for GdBCO tape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-989
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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