June 28, 2015 to July 2, 2015
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
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Processing of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox superconductors via direct oxidation of metallic precursors

Jul 1, 2015, 3:45 PM
Tucson Ballroom AB

Tucson Ballroom AB

Contributed Oral Presentation ICMC-03 - BSCCO Processing and Properties M3OrC - Superconductor Wires V: BSCCO Processing and Properties


Ms YUN ZHANG (North Carolina State University)


Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox (Bi2212)/Ag multifilamentary wires are manufactured via the powder-in-tube process using metallic precursors (MP). After deformation, the MP is converted to Bi2212 by heating in flowing oxygen. Previous results on pellets show that via mechanical alloying, a controlled stoichiometry and homogeneous MP powder was synthesized. The MP powder was then converted to superconducting Bi2212 through a simple two-step heat treatment. By introducing oxygen at a temperature at which Bi2212 is a stable phase, and holding at an elevated temperature for a sufficient time, the metallic precursors were oxidized and transformed into Bi2212. Here, several factors that impact the formation and growth of Bi2212 grains are discussed. Furthermore, a multifilamentary wire containing metallic precursors is made, heat treated and analyzed. Results of chemical analysis, transport properties, magnetic behavior, microstructure and phase assemblage of metallic precursors and heat treated wires are reported.

Primary author

Ms YUN ZHANG (North Carolina State University)


Prof. Justin Schwartz (north carolina State University) Prof. carl koch (north carolina state university)

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