Effects of Lu Doping on the Magnetic Behavior of YBCO Superconductors Prepared by MPMG Method

Uysal E., ÖZTÜRK A., Kutuk S. , Celebi S.

JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.27, no.9, pp.1997-2003, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10948-014-2560-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.1997-2003
  • Keywords: Magnetization, Magnetic relaxation, Lu doping, Critical current density, YBCO superconductor, Critical state model, AC susceptibility, HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS, BA-CU-O, SINGLE-CRYSTAL, FLUX-CREEP, MELT, YBA2CU3O7-X, MICROSTRUCTURE, SUBSTITUTION, ADDITIONS, GROWTH


We report on magnetic behavior of Y Lu1-x Ba-x (2) Ca (3) O (7-delta) (x= 0, 0.5) samples synthesized by a modified melt powder melt growth (MPMG) method at three different sintering temperatures (920, 930, 940 C-a similar to). Isothermal magnetization measurements were done as a function of magnetic field at 20 and 77 K upon zero-field cooling (ZFC) process. The critical current densities as a function of magnetic field have been estimated from M-H hysteresis loop. Partial Lu substitution for Y on YBCO superconductors improved significantly the bulk critical current density, which is confirmed by field-cooled magnetization and AC susceptibility measurements. Magnetic relaxation measurement has been carried out in remanent magnetization regime. AC susceptibility measurements have been performed as a function of temperature to determine the transition temperature.