Development of multi-filamentated long EuBCO coated conductors with BHO doping by plane-plume PLD method

A. Ibi, T. MacHi, K. Nakaoka, M. Sato, T. Izumi, K. Higashikawa, T. Kiss

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Long REBa2Cu3Ox (REBCO, RE: rare earth element) coated conductors with BaMO3 (BMO, M: metal) doping have been expected for the industrial and commercial applications. It is known that critical current (I c) of REBCO coated conductors (with or without artificial pinning centers doping) in magnetic field at high temperature is superior to the other superconducting wires. Especially, we have found that EuBa2Cu3Ox (EuBCO) coated conductors with BaHfO3 (BHO) doping show higher critical current density (J c) and I c at high temperature in self and magnetic fields than those of YBa2Cu3Ox and GdBa2Cu3Ox coated conductors with BHO doping. However, in order to realize EuBCO coated conductors with BHO doping for various applications such as an armature coil, the much higher uniformity of not only longitudinal and but transversal I c distributions of long REBCO coated conductors with high in-field performance for filamentary structure is required. The plane-plume PLD (pulsed laser deposition) method is performed by shortening the target-substrate distance and increasing the number of plumes with scan of X-Y axes directions to increase the deposition rate and averaging the deposition conditions which should relate to obtain the uniformity I c distributions. We fabricated the EuBCO coated conductors with BHO doping (of 0.6 m length and 10 mm in width) by the combination of the ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD) and the plane-plume PLD method and then we processed the multi-filamentary structure EuBCO coated conductors with BHO doping (of 8 filaments of 440 μm, 0.6 m in length and 5 mm in width) by using the excimer laser scribing to reduce the AC loss and to control the shielding current. I c distributions in a width direction of this EuBCO coated conductor with BHO doping was improved as an uniformity of filament-I c of 4.3 %. Recently, we fabricated the 16 filamentary and 3 m long EuBCO coated conductor with BHO doping by IBAD / plane-plume PLD method. We confirmed that the hysteresis loss was reduce to 1/16 by a 16 filamentary EuBCO coated conductor with BHO doping comparing with EuBCO coated conductor with BHO doping without filamentation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012034
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2019
Event31st International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2018 - Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Duration: Dec 12 2018Dec 14 2018


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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