Densification of MgB2 cores in iron-clad tapes

H. Fang, Y. Y. Xue, Y. X. Zhou, A. Baikalov, K. Salama

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A fabrication process of iron-clad MgB2 superconducting tapes was developed by using a nano-sized precursor and highly deformed iron sheath. Quenching experiments demonstrate that the precursor fully reacts and forms MgB2 under a high pressure of 600 MPa provided by the deformed iron sheath. Very good grain connections as well as a high core density of 2.55 g cm-3 were therefore obtained. High 20 K Jc of 3.1 × 105, 1.6 × 105 and 4.9 × 104 A cm-2 at self-field, 1 and 2 T, respectively, were acquired. The results suggest that using a nano-sized precursor approach to fabricate MgB 2 superconducting tape is a very promising process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L27-L29
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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