Doctoral Dissertations


Microstructural control and superconducting properties of YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ melt textured single crystals

Keywords and Phrases

Critical current density; Y123 superconductors


"The high temperature superconductor has great potential for practical applications such as superconducting energy storage systems. Since the levitation force, required specifically for these applications, largely depends on the critical current density and loop size of the superconducting current, large-sized single crystals with high critical current density are desired. To achieve the goal in fabricating YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ(Y123) samples suitable for the applications, detailed and systematic studies are required to gain further understanding of the crystal growth and flux pinning mechanisms. This research is aimed at constituting a contribution to the knowledge base for the Y123 high temperature superconductor field by extending the study of processing conditions involved in controlling the microstructure of the Y123 superconductors for the enhancement of crystal growth and superconductor properties"--Abstract, page v.


Dogan, Fatih

Committee Member(s)

Miller, F. Scott, 1956-
Schwartz, Robert W.
Anderson, H. U. (Harlan U.)
Switzer, Jay A., 1950-


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering


Boeing Company. Boeing Phantom Works
University of Missouri--Rolla. Materials Research Center


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Effect of Y₂BaCuO₅ morphology and size in semisolid melt on growth rate of YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ single crystals
  • Time-dependent compositional and morphology change of YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ semisolid phase
  • Coarsening of BaCeO₃ particles in YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ semisolid melt
  • Effect of BaCeO₃ and BaSnO₃ additives on microstructural development and critical current density of melt textured YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ
  • Enhancement of crystal growth in melt texturing Ca-doped Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors
  • Enhancement of crystal growth and superconducting properties of melt textured YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ through addition of BaCeO₃ and BaSnO₃
  • Microstructure, crystal growth and properties of melt textured Nd doped YBa₂Cu₃O₇₋ₓ superconductors


xvii, 130 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2006 Oratai Jongprateep, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Crystal growth
High temperature superconductivity

Thesis Number

T 8995

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