Processing, microstructure and property relationships in neodymium oxide doped high temperature superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-x (Y123) were investigated. It has been observed that a small amount (~ 0.25 - 1 mol%) of Nd2O3 results in the formation of nanosized secondary phases which may have a significant effect on the superconducting properties of melt textured Y123 single crystals. It was further observed that addition of Nd2O3 greater than 1 mol% leads to multiple nucleation during solidification of Y123 and results in polycrystalline samples. Melt textured single crystals of Y123 with < 1 mol% were successfully grown and characterized with respect to microstructural development and superconducting properties.
F. Dogan et al., "Neodymium Oxide Doped Melt Textured YBa2Cu3O7-x Single Crystals," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 3076-3078, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2003.812106
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YBa2Cu3O7-X: Nd; Barium Compounds; Critical Current Density (Superconductivity); Crystal Microstructure; High Temperature Superconductor; High-Temperature Superconductors; Melt Textured YBa₂Cu₃O₇-X: Nd Single Crystals; Melt Texturing; Microstructural Development; Multiple Nucleation; Nanosized Secondary Phases; Neodymium; Nucleation; Phase Diagrams; Solidification; Superconducting Properties; Yttrium Compounds
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