Influence of iridium doping in MgB2 superconducting wires

Jean-Claude Grivel*

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MgB2 wires with iridium doping were manufactured using the in-situ technique in a composite Cu-Nb sheath. Reaction was performed at 700°C, 800°C or 900°C for 1h in argon atmosphere. A maximum of about 1.5 at.% Ir replaces Mg in MgB2. The superconducting transition temperature is slightly lowered by Ir doping. The formation of IrMg3 and IrMg4 secondary phase particles is evidenced, especially for a nominal stoichiometry with 2.0 at.% Ir doping. The critical current density and accommodation field of the wires are strongly dependent on the Ir content and are generally weakened in the presence of Ir, although the effect is less pronounced at lower temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Pages (from-to)7-15
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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