In the present paper, we analyze the role of in situ grown BaZrO3 (BZO) inclusions in YBa2Cu3O7−x (YBCO) thin films prepared by chemical solution deposition using a low fluorine coating solution, on the field angle dependence of the critical current density, Jc(휃), data using the vortex path model. In order to form a coherent picture on the BZO doping influence on the pinning properties of the YBCO matrix, detailed structural analyses performed by X-ray diffraction techniques and microstructural evaluation by transmission electron microscopy are also presented. The evaluation of different contributions to the overall, Jc, permitted us to prove the effectiveness of the BZO inclusions acting as isotropic pinning centers, reflected in a uniform component of high relative value with respect to other components. For the studied 10 mol % BZO doping concentration, a threefold increase in the critical current density, Jc, of the YBCO host is measured, in self-field at 77 K, corresponding to a value of Jc=2.9MA/cm2, whereas a factor 10 is measured at 1 T (Jc=0.35 MA/cm2).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
Petrisor, T., Mos, R. B., Nasui, M., Gabor, M. S., Augieri, A., Celentano, G., ... Petrisor, T. (2014). The Vortex Path Model Analysis of the Field Angle Dependence of the Critical Current Density in Nanocomposite YBa2Cu3 O 7−x– BaZrO3 Films Obtained by Low Fluorine Chemical Solution Deposition. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 27(11), 2493 - 2500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10948-014-2712-z