High critical current Ag and Ag alloy sheathed multifilament Bi-2223 tapes

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 1999

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Ag sheathed Bi-2223 multifilament tapes with filament numbers of 19, 37, 55, and 85 were produced by the powder-in-tube method. Enhanced tape performance has been achieved by optimisation of the processing conditions. Key factors are addressed that include elimination of the 2212 phase, improving grain connectivity through reducing the 2201 phase and alkaline earth cuprate phases, increasing superconductor core density as well as enhancing current contribution from edge filaments. A high J(c) of 50 kA/cm(2) with an I-c of 42 A has been achieved reproducibly in 19 filament tapes with dimensions of 0.16x2.8 mm(2) and silver/superconductor ratios of 4.4:1. By reducing the silver ratio, a J(e) of 14 kA/cm(2) with an I, of 38 A has been obtained in 55 filament tapes and an I-c of 84 A has been obtained in a tape with dimensions of 4x0.23 mm(2). A record J(c) of more than 30 kA/cm(2) with an I-c of 32 A was achieved in 250 metres long standard tapes. A 1250 m long pure Ag sheathed tape and an 1100 m long Ag alloyed tape have been produced with a J(c) of higher than 25 kA/cm(2) by using optimised process parameters.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)2613-2616
StatePublished - 1999


Conference1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Desert, CA
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 24
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