YBCO bulks for preparation of permanent magnets

András Szalay, Gábor Bertalan, István Vajda, János Kósa, Margit Enisz

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The magnetization of purposefully fabricated high-temperature superconductor (HTS) ceramic bulks can result in "superconductor permanent magnets" (SPMs). A pulse generator has been designed and built for this purpose. Series of HTS bulks with different compositions have been prepared by liquid phase sintering technique: The basic composition was YBa1.595Cu2.405Oy, which has been doped by Ca and/or Pt. The samples have been magnetized in Field Cooled (FC) and Zero Field Cooled (ZFC) modes at a maximum flux density of 0.2 T at liquid nitrogen temperature. The measurements proved that the average field trapping ability of the bulk with the composition of Y0.95Ca0.05Ba1.595Cu2.405 Oy is the highest among the tested samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2931-2934
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number12 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005



  • "Superconductor permanent magnets"
  • Magnetic properties
  • Oxide superconductors
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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