Effects of tin-compounds addition on Jc and microstructure for YBCO films

R. Teranishi, Y. Miyanaga, K. Yamada, N. Mori, M. Mukaida, M. Miura, M. Yoshizumi, T. Izumi, M. Namba, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe

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Tin-compounds were doped into YBa2Cu3O 7 δ (YBCO) films as pinning centers to enhance Jc in magnetic fields. YBCO films were grown by a metal organic deposition process using tri-fluoroacetates starting solutions. Tin-acetylacetonate salts were then dissolved into the starting solution as pinning centers. Jc of the YBCO films with tin-acetylacetonates were enhanced in all magnetic field angles. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and TEM-EDS (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy) observations revealed the existence of tin-compound particles with the size of about 30 nm in the YBCO film. These nano particles were distributed randomly in the film and were considered to act as 3-dimentional pinning centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1246-1248
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010


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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