Processing of Y-based coated conductors by TFA-MOD method

Teruo Izumi, Masateru Yoshizumi, Junko Matsuda, Koichi Nakaoka, Yasunori Sutoh, Tatsuhisa Nakanishi, Akinobu Nakai, Masashi Miura, Yutaka Yamada, Tsutomu Koizumi, Yuji Aoki, Akimasa Yajima, Yuh Shiohara

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The recent progress in the development of TFA-MOD for a long coated conductor is reviewed. The TFA-MOD process is expected as a low cost process to realize the power application using coated conductors. On the effort for high Jc values, the drastic improvement of Jc value was realized by the control of the composition in starting material. Although the same composition as a stoichiometric one of YBa2Cu3O 7 had been used in the previous development, it was found that the shift to Ba-poor composition could make Jc values higher. The composition of Y : Ba : Cu = 1 : 1.5 : 3 has a peak Jc value in the relation of Jc and Ba-ratio. Consequently, an extremely high I c value of 735 A/cm-width (@77 K, self field) was achieved. In the development by the batch system, it had been difficult to obtain high characteristics in the long tape. The problem was addressed by the numerical analysis considering gas flow and reaction in the film. Then, a 200 m tape with End-to-End Ic value of 201 A/cm-width was realized. Based on the above mentioned results, a large facility for 500 m was installed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1023
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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