Microstructural characterization of Bulk MgB2

Abstract : A series of disk-shaped bulk MgB2 superconductors (sample diameter up to 4 cm) was prepared in order to improve the performance for superconducting super-magnets. Several samples were fabricated using a solid state reaction in pure Ar atmosphere from 750 to 950 ∘C to obtain the highest critical current density (Jc) as well as large trapped field values. Magnetization and transport measurements revealed that at the low reaction temperatures flux pinning at grain boundaries is dominant, which is decreasing on increasing temperature. At the highest reaction temperature, Jc was found to increase again indicating a change of the pinning mechanism. In order to clarify this behavior the samples were characterized in detail by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and transmission electron backscatter diffraction (t-EBSD).
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Alex Wiederhold, Michael Koblischka, Kazuo Inoue, Miryala Muralidhar, Masato Murakami, et al.. Microstructural characterization of Bulk MgB2. 79th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting, TT 17: Superconductivity: Properties and Electronic Structure, Mar 2015, Berlin, Germany. p. 35, id. TT 17.11. ⟨hal-01155395⟩

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