Surface resistance of RE123 films with artificial pinning centers

M. Mukaida, A. Saito, R. Kita, K. Matsumoto, A. Ichinose, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, K. Yamada, N. Mori

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    Effects of artificial pinning centers (APCs) into ErBa2Cu3O7-δ films are discussed. The APCs used in this paper is BaZrO3 and Zn which are mixed into ErBa2Cu3O7-δ ceramic targets. The targets with various contents of APCs are ablated and films are grown on substrates with the APCs. X-ray diffraction patterns show there are no other phases than ErBa2Cu3O7-δ and APCs. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) shows the BaZrO3 APSs grow along the c-axis of the films. The introduction of APCs decreases surface resistance (RS) of ErBa2Cu3O7-δ films and increases critical current density (JC) of the films. RS measurements revealed that the ErBa2Cu3O7-δ films with APCs showed a lower RS than that of the ErBa2Cu3O7-δ films without APCs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)828-832
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006

    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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