Non-bulk superconductivity induced by neutron irradiation in multiphase YBa2Cu3O7 and Tl2Ca1Ba2Cu2O8

A. C. Bódi, J. Csikai, R. Pepelnik, I. Halász, I. Kirschner, Gy Kovács, T. Porjesz, T. Träger

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Irradiation effects of low-dose (1014 n/cm2) neutrons on the resistance and AC susceptibility of multiphase YBa2Cu3O7 and Tl2Ca1Ba2Cu2O8 have been studied. Experimental results show that dispersed local superconducting regions in the samples may be unified to form a continuous percolating network using neutron irradiation. If the concentration of oxygen vacancies and interstitials is below or above an optimum value, the irradiation increases or decreases, respectively, the superconductive volume fraction and - via Cu-O bond length - the Tc value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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