Improvement of superconducting properties in Na-doped BSCCO superconductor

  • B. Özçelik
  • M. Gürsul
  • A. Sotelo
  • M. A. Madre


In this study, the effect of Na substitution on the structural, electrical and magnetic properties of Bi2Sr2Ca1−xNaxCu2O8+y superconductor with x = 0.0, 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, 0.15, and 0.2 has been investigated. The effects of partial replacement of Na for Ca have been investigated by electrical resistivity (ρT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and magnetic characterizations. XRD results have shown that the Bi-(2212) phase is the major one independently of the Na-concentration. SEM results indicate that the microstructure of samples is improved with increasing of Na-contents. From the electrical resistivity measurements it has been found that Tc is slightly higher than 92 K for Na-concentrations up to 0.20. Moreover, this trend is maintained in the magnetic measurements where the hysteresis loops are increased with increasing Na-concentrations. The maximum calculated Jc, using Bean’s model, is around 10 × 106 A/cm2 at 10 K and ~1,000 Oe for the 0.075 Na doped samples.


Critical Current Density Superconducting Property Zero Field Cool High Critical Temperature High Critical Current Density 
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This work is supported by Research Fund of Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey, under Grant Contracts No: FEF2013BAP22.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Özçelik
    • 1
  • M. Gürsul
    • 1
  • A. Sotelo
    • 2
  • M. A. Madre
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and LettersÇukurova UniversityAdanaTurkey
  2. 2.ICMA (CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza)SaragossaSpain

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