Critical current densities and irreversibility fields of new high-T-c Ba2CaCu2O4(O,F)(2) superconductor

PM Shirage, DD Shivagan, Ioan Crisan, Y Tanaka, Y Kodama, H Kito, A Iyo

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Ba2CaCu2O4(O2-yFy) (F-0212), a new high-T-c superconductor (HTSC) including fluorine at an apical site, is an attractive material for application because it shows a highest T-c of 108 K and has thin spacing between conduction layers that is favorable for high critical current density (J(c)) and irreversibility field (B-irr). The polycrystalline samples of F-0212 were synthesized under high pressure. A doping state was controlled from under doping (T-c = 82 K) to slightly-over doping (T-c = 106 K) via optimally-doping (T-c = 108 K). From the DC magnetization hysteresis loops, we determined the intragrain J(c) and B-irr using Bean's critical state model. The J(c) and B-irr properties of F-0212 were found to improve rapidly as the doping state changes from under doping to slightly-over doping to via optimally doping state. The irreversibility lines for the optimally- and slightly-over doped F-0212 are higher than optimally-doped Bi-2212. However, they are much lower than that of Cu-1212 (Y-123) though the spacing of F-0212 is thinner than that of Cu-1212. This indicates that property of the spacing is important to enhance B-irr as well as its thickness. An anisotropy factor for under doped F-0212 was estimated to 118 from a 3D-2D crossover field of about 0.28 T. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-776
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C Superconductivity
Issue number7-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • critical current density
  • irreversibility field
  • 3D-2D crossover
  • anisotropy
  • Ba2CaCu2O4(O,F)(2) superconductor


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