Electrical Properties of a High Tc Superconductor for Renewed Electric Power Energy

  • Lee Sang-Heon (Department of Electronic Engineering, Sun Moon University)
  • Published : 2006.09.01


Effects of $Ag_2O$ doping on the electromagnetic properties in the BiSrCaCuO superconductor. The electromagnetic properties of doped and undoped $Ag_2O$ in the BiSrCaCuO superconductor were evaluated to investigate the contribution of the pinning centers. It was confirmed experimentally that a larger amount of magnetic flux was trapped in the $Ag_2O$ doped sample than in the undoped one, indicating that the pinning centers of magnetic flux are related closely to the occurrence of the magnetic effect. We have fabricated superconductor ceramics by the chemical process. A high Tc superconductor with a nominal composition of $Bi_2Sr_2Ca_2Cu_3O_y$ was prepared by the organic metal salts method. Experimental results suggest that the intermediate phase formed before the formation of the superconductor phase may be the most important factor. The relation between electromagnetic properties of Bi HTS and the external applied magnetic field was studied. The electrical resistance of the superconductor was increased by the application of the external magnetic field. But the increase in the electrical resistance continues even after the removal of the magnetic field. The reason is as follows; the magnetic flux due to the external magnetic field penetrates through the superconductor and the penetrated magnetic flux is trapped after the removal of the magnetic flux. During the sintering, doped $Ag_2O$ was converted to Ag particles that were finely dispersed in superconductor samples. It is considered that the area where normal conduction takes place increases by adding $Ag_2O$ and the magnetic flux penetrating through the sample increases. The results suggested that $Ag_2O$ acts to amplify pinning centers of magnetic flux, contributing to the occurrence of the electromagnetic properties.


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