Synthesis and Characterization of Gd doped BSCCO-2212

Kanungo, Sikha (2013) Synthesis and Characterization of Gd doped BSCCO-2212. MSc thesis.



Since the discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity in cuprates such as YBCO and BSCCO, researches has been carried out on flux pinning in these materials in order to find ways of increasing their critical current density Jc for practical applications. In order to prevent vortex motion, vortices must be pinned against increasing magnetic field or current density. Several methods have been reported, for instant, adding nanosize impurity phases to the superconductor like YBCO, columnar defects generated by ion irradiation, point defect generated by oxygen deficiency, chemical substitution or by doping with magnetic nano particles (to avoid hysteresis). In this report the magnetic doping is done at Cu site of BSCCO, so that the dopant forms strong bond within the BSCCO structure, which prevents its motion and thereby preventing vortex motion. Specifically Gd doping with different concentrations such as 1%, 3% and 5% are done and their characterization are also done by various methods like x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, temperature dependence of resistivity, current (I) – voltage (V) measurement. Effect of doping on the value of Jc is analyzed.

Item Type:Thesis ( MSc)
Uncontrolled Keywords:High temeperature superconductivity, critical current density, flux pinning, vortex motion, BSCCO, Vanderpauw method, josephson junction
Subjects:Physics > Condensed Matter
Divisions: Sciences > Department of Physics
ID Code:5104
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:06 Dec 2013 16:49
Last Modified:06 Dec 2013 16:49
Supervisor(s):Vishwakarma, P N

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