Progress on TFA-MOD coated conductor development

Hiroshi Fuji, Ryo Teranishi, Yutaka Kito, Junko Matsuda, Koichi Nakaoka, Teruo Izumi, Yuh Shiohara, Yutaka Yamada, Akimasa Yajima, Takashi Saitoh

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The recent progress in coated conductor development by the TFA-MOD process was reviewed. Much progress was recognized in the R&D on TFA-MOD processing for satisfying several requirements, such as high superconducting performance, long tape production, high production rate, etc., considering the real application. For high superconducting performance, the high Ic value of 413 A was achieved in a short sample with an architecture of MOD-YBCO/IBAD-GZO/IBAD-GZO/Hastelloy. It was realized by improving the in-plane crystal grain alignment of the CeO2 buffer layer and optimizing conditions of the heat treatments in the calcination and crystallization processes. In the calcination process, it was found that lower heating rate was effective to improve the morphology of the multi-layered precursor by preventing from pore generation and segregation of Cu elements. In the crystallization process, it was found that high humid gas partial pressure was effective to improve the Jc values by reducing the amounts and size of pores in the YBCO layers. Furthermore, in the case of thicker firm, it was found that the low heating rate in the crystallization process was effective to prevent from the crack formation. On the other hand, in order to obtain the long tape with uniform Ic values, in the crystallization process, the gas flow condition in a large scale equipment for the continuous long tape process was investigated using a computer simulation technique. Consequently, the 8.6 m YBCO on PLD-CeO2/IBAD-Gd2Zr2O7/Hastelloy tape which shows high Ic performance of 119 A as an end-to-end value at 77.3 K in self fields, was successfully obtained. As a result, Ic × L(length) value of 1024 A m was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-944
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 17th Internatioanl Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2004) Advances in Superconductivity -
Duration: Nov 23 2004Nov 25 2004

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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