Increased critical current density and pinning in thick Ag/YBa2Cu3O7-x multilayers

Van-Son Dang, P. Mikheenko, A. Sarkar, Mohd Awang Kechik, John Abell, A. Crisan

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We have investigated the superconducting properties of Ag/YBa2Cu3O7−x thick multilayers grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition, and found that the artificial pinning centres induced by Ag nanodots lead to a significant increase in critical current, especially in high applied magnetic fields. Transmission Electron Microscopy showed a columnar growth of YBa2Cu3O7−x induced by Ag nanodots, while angle-dependent transport measurements revealed the existence of strong, both isotropic and c-axis correlated, artificial pinning centres
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1238-1241
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C Superconductivity
Issue number20
Early online date15 May 2010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
EventInternational Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2009), 22nd - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2 Nov 20094 Nov 2009


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