Mechanical Properties of Melt Textured Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-δ Superconductor (x = 0.00 and 0.05)

Yuri Aparecido Opata, Gelson Biscaia de Souza, Alcione Roberto Jurelo, Pedro Rodrigues Jr, João Frederico Haas Leandro Monteiro*, Ezequiel Costa Siqueira

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This work reports the mechanical properties of ab and a(b)c-plane of melt textured Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-δ (x = 0.00 and 0.05) superconductor. Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-δ have been prepared by top seeding technique. Hardness and elastic modulus were obtained by instrumented indentation. Independent of the plane, the hardness values were around 5.0-7.5 GPa. Young's modulus was approximately the same for both samples for ab-plane, around 132 GPa at the deepest tip penetration. However, for a(b)c-plane, the value of Young's modulus for x = 0.05 is higher than observed for x = 0.00 sample.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20210620
JournalMaterials Research
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Superconductor
  • YBCO
  • PBCO
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Hardness
  • Elastic modulus


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