For the purpose of obtaining high critical current densities (Jc), well-oriented and connected Bi-2223 was prepared by improved processing techniques, i.e., (i) delamination by mild, wet grinding of a mixture of Bi-2212 and a supplemental phase containing Pb, Sr, Ca and Cu; (ii) preparation of green sheets by casting the slurry on a thin silver plate using an applicator bar; (iii) compression of the green sheet and calcination at 800°C in air; and (iv) firing at 827°C in 7% O2-Ar gas flow. Holding samples under compression in each processing step after delamination promoted grain growth, degree of orientation, fraction of Bi-2223 and, accordingly, better connectivity of the grain colonies.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering