Konduru, Phaneendra and Singh, Awana Veer Pal and Kandasami, Asokan and Dinakar, Kanjilal and Sastry, S. Sreehari (2019) Enhancement of superconducting parameters of MgB2 by low energy carbon ion implantation. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 438. pp. 42-47. ISSN 0168-583X

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The aim of work is to study the effects of carbon ion implantation on enhancement of superconducting properties of MgB2. Pure MgB2 bulk samples are irradiated by carbon ion beam of energy 40 keV (beam current 1 mu A) at different fluences. After irradiation, there is enhancement in superconducting properties viz., critical current density (J(c)), critical magnetic field (H-c2), comparing to pristine sample. Estimated with Ginzburg-Landau theory method at zero kelvin, the critical magnetic field H-c2(0) for irradiated sample shows an increase of 47 T than that of 38 T reported for pristine sample. There is also a four times increase in J(c) after implantation. Improvement in grain connectivity with ion fluence is found in surface morphological studies. Raman spectroscopic studies show a shift in resonance peak related with E-2g phonon modes after irradiation. This shifting is caused due to improvement in scattering and alteration of Fermi surface in implanted samples. These results are explained in correlation with the lattice disorder.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier.
Subjects: Instruments/ Instrumentation
Physics > Nuclear Physics
Nuclear Science Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 09:22
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4188

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