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H. Nadifi,A.Ouali, C.E.A.Grigorescu, H.Faqir, O. Monnereau, L.Tortet, G.Vacquier, C.Boulesteix, Superconductive percolation in Bi-based superconductor/Bi-based insulator composites: case of Bi-2223/Bi-2310 and Bi-2212/BiFeO3

 

Title: Superconductive percolation in Bi-based superconductor/Bi-based insulator composites: case of Bi-2223/Bi-2310 and Bi-2212/BiFeO3

Abstract: Preparation of Bi-2223/Bi-2310 and Bi-2212/BiFeO3 composites has been performed so as to obtain some active composites where the superconductive properties of Bi-2223 or Bi-2212 can be modified using a property of the insulating phase. In both eases superconductive percolation was obtained, but only in the case of a Bi-2223 (or Bi-2712)/Bi-2310 composite was no (or very weak) chemical reaction observed during sintering. Since the superconductive percolation threshold was obtained in this case for a concentration of Bi-2223 or Bi-2212 lower than 20%, a special composite model had to be considered. The Bi-2212/BiFeO3 system is very interesting due to the ferroic properties of BiFeO3. Superconductive percolation was achieved with this mixture too, but with more difficulties because of a chemical reaction occurring between the two compounds during sintering. A study of the properties of these composites has been performed and will be briefly described in what follows. The good quality of the Bi-2223(or Bi-2212)/B1-2310 composite enables us to expect same future applications.

Keywords: Crystal-Growth; Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 system; Sr; Perovskite; Raman, Percolation 

Author: C.E.A. Grigorescu

 
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