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The bulk polycrystalline samples with nominal compositions Mg1−x(Eu2O3)x/2B2 and Mg1−x(Pr6O11)x/6B2 (where x = 0.0, 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, and 0.05) have been prepared via standard solid-state reaction route. The x-ray diffraction (XRD) results of both series of materials reveal the presence of secondary phases MgO and REB6(RE = Eu/Pr) besides the main hexagonal phase of MgB2. The magnetic and electrical measurements show that transition temperatures (Tc) of both Eu2O3 and Pr6O11-doped MgB2 samples decrease from 39 to 37 K when values of x increase from 0.0 to 0.05. Improvement in critical current density (Jc) at 10 K has been observed at higher fields (>4 T) for Eu2O3-doped samples of composition x = 0.04 and in entire field range (0–5 T) in the case of Pr6O11-doped samples of composition x = 0.03 as compared to the Jc values of other compositions. The Jc values at 5 T field and 10 K of undoped, x = 0.03 for Pr6O11-doped and x = 0.04 for Eu2O3-doped MgB2 samples are 2.21×103, 1.15×104, and 1.10×104 A/cm2, respectively. Improvement in Hc2 and Hirr has also been observed in doped samples.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 07:08
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 07:08
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/471

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