Thermomechanical Processing And Transport Current Density Of Ag-Sheathed (Tl,Cr)Sr2(Ca0.9,Pr0.1)Cu2O7 Superconductor Tapes

Abd Shukor, Roslan and Chen, Soo Kien and Lau, Kok Tee (2002) Thermomechanical Processing And Transport Current Density Of Ag-Sheathed (Tl,Cr)Sr2(Ca0.9,Pr0.1)Cu2O7 Superconductor Tapes. Materials Science and Engineering: B, 90 (3). pp. 234-240. ISSN 0921-5107

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Powders with nominal composition (Tl,Cr0.15)Sr2(Ca0.9,Pr0.1)Cu 2O7 (Tl-1212) and T(c) ∼ 90 K were used to fabricate Ag-sheathed superconducting tapes employing the powder-in-tube (PIT) method. The tapes were subjected to intermediate mechanical rolling or pressing. Conditions that enhance the transport critical current density (Jc) of the tapes were investigated. Optimum annealing temperature and period together with uniaxial pressing are necessary to increase Jc of the Tl-1212/Ag tapes. Annealing at 910 °C for 0.5-1 h enhanced the 1212 phase formation and improved intergranular connectivity between grains, as well as to provide healing for the fractured structure caused by deformation process. A relatively longer annealing time at higher temperature gave rise to secondary phases and resulted in the decrease of Jc. Mechanical uniaxial pressing greatly densified the tapes core and thus led to closer contact between grains. At liquid nitrogen temperature and zero field, Jc of the pressed tapes annealed at 910 °C for 1 h is 3060±127 A cm-2. The initial drastic drop of Jc in low fields (<0.06 T) indicates the performance of the tapes is limited by weak links. No significant anisotropic transport properties were observed in applied magnetic field. This is due to the absence of texturing in the tapes as the grains are randomly oriented revealed through SEM micrographs. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tl-1212/Ag tapes, Phase formation, Intergranular connectivity, Weak links, Transport properties, Texturing
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Dr. Kok Tee Lau
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 10:06
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 10:55
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