Melt-textured YBCO superconducting tube for magnetic shielding

H. Fang, J. R. Claycomb, Y. X. Zhou, P. T. Putman, S. Padmanabhan, J. H. Miller, K. Ravi-Chandar, K. Salama

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Melt-textured YBCO superconducting tube with a wall thickness of about 1 mm was prepared by infiltration and growth process; a method leads to the near-net shape fabrication and the refinement of Y-211 inclusions. The driving force for the liquid infiltration of this process is either capillary force or a chemical potential. Single Y-123 grains with the size of 5 mm were observed. The ambient noise measurements showed that the shielding factor of the melt-textured tube is one order of magnitude higher than that of comparable sintered tube within the frequency range from 1 to 200 Hz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3103-3105
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 III
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Event2002 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2002Aug 9 2002


  • Magnetic shielding
  • Noise spectral density
  • Superconducting tube
  • YBCO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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