Synthesis and characterization of YBCO Thick Films

Paul, Ankita (2013) Synthesis and characterization of YBCO Thick Films. MSc thesis.



Thick films of (1-x) YBCO + x Y2O3 (x= 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 wt. %) composites are prepared using diffusion reaction. Microstructural analysis is performed using SEM, and phase conformation of YBCO composite is done by X-ray diffraction method. Data collected are computer controlled through automated programs. XRD of pristine YBCO has orthorhombic phase at room temperature with space group Pmmm, but with the increase in the concentration of Y2O3, impurity peaks were observed. The resistivity vs. temperature was done by four probe method. It is found that by increasing the wt. % of Y2O3 in YBCO matrix, transition temperature (Tc) gradually decreases, and for very high concentration, a semiconducting trend was observed with a drop in resistivity.

Item Type:Thesis ( MSc)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Flux pinning, Thick films, Critical current density, Coherence length
Subjects:Physics > Condensed Matter
Divisions: Sciences > Department of Physics
ID Code:5092
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:06 Dec 2013 16:00
Last Modified:06 Dec 2013 16:00
Supervisor(s):Behera, D

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