Grain Boundary Character Based Design of Polycrystalline High Temperature Superconducting Wires

  • Amit Goyal

Abstract

The discovery of high temperature superconductors (HTS) (Bednorz and Mueller, 1986) led to an unprecedented explosion of research and development efforts worldwide because of the significant potential for practical applications offered by these materials. However, the early euphoria created by the exciting prospects was dampened by the daunting task of fabricating these materials into useful forms with acceptable superconducting properties. Progress toward this goal has been hindered by many intrinsic materials problems, such as weak-links, flux-creep, and poor mechanical properties.

Keywords

Critical Current Density Misorientation Angle High Angle Boundary YBCO Film Boundary Misorientation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Goyal
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  1. 1.Metals & Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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