Vajpayee, Arpita and Awana, V. P. S and Bhalla, G. L. and Bhobe, P. A. and Nigam , A. K. and Kishan, H. (2008) Superconducting properties of adipic-acid-doped bulk MgB2 superconductor. Superconductor Science and Technology , 22 (1). 015016-1-015016-7. ISSN 0953-2048

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We report the effect of adipic acid (C6H10O4) doping on lattice parameters, microstructure, critical temperature (Tc), current density (Jc) and irreversibility field (Hirr) for an MgB2 superconductor. Actual carbon (C) substitution level for boron (B) is estimated to be from 0.40 at.% to 2.95 at.% for different doping levels. A reduction in Tc from 38.43 to 34.93 K and in lattice parameter a from 3.084(3) Å to 3.075(6) Å is observed for the 10 wt% C6H10O4 doped sample in comparison to pristine MgB2. This is an indication of C substitution at boron sites, with the C coming from the decomposition of C6H10O4 at the time of reaction. Interestingly the doped samples have resulted in significant enhancement of Jc and Hirr. All the doped samples exhibit the Jc value of the order of 104 A cm−2 at 5 K and 8 T, which is higher by an order of magnitude as compared to the undoped sample. This result indicates that C6H10O4 is a promising material for MgB2 for obtaining the excellent Jc values under higher magnetic fields.

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Subjects: Physics
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 11:38
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