Microstructure Study at Different Thicknesses of Disc-Shaped YBa2Cu3O7-x Prepared by FQMG Method

Kutuk S., BOLAT S., ÖZTÜRK K., Akbulut S., Yanmaz E.

JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.24, pp.471-474, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The flame-quench-melt-growth (FQMG) method was used for the preparation of bulk YBa2Cu3O7-x (Y123). Both the superconducting and nonsuperconducting regions changing with thickness of superconducting sample were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and also observed at micrographs taken by the polarized optical microscope. It was observed that superconducting forming ratio which was examined for different thicknesses of the sample ranging from 6.54 to 1.58 mm strongly enhanced. This means that a region near the top surface of the sample contains more superconducting phase than the other regions. These observations would be helpful in designing and manufacturing the practical applications of YBCO systems.