Local investigation of spatial homogeneity in 600 A/cm-w class GdBa 2Cu3O7-δ PLD coated conductor

Arkadiy Matsekh, Masayoshi Inoue, Takanobu Kiss, Yasuhiro Iijima, Takashi Saitoh, Teruo Izumi

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The spatial homogeneity of PLD GdBCO coated conductors with high critical current of 620 A/cm-w was studied. By using laser-induced thermoelectric-imaging and low-temperature laser scanning microscopy we investigate film structure homogeneity, Tc and Jc variation. Our results imply that critical temperature variation along the sample of less than 0.2 K and I c variation is fairly small. Our spatially resolved measurements reveal good in-plane homogeneity and current carrying capability. This shows a potential to use such conductors in various types of applications even with striated multi-filamentary conductors in which long-length narrow strips are required for AC-loss reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5682041
Pages (from-to)3393-3397
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3 PART 3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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