• P S Mukherjee

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    • Preparation and characterization of silver clad (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O 2223 superconducting tapes with high critical current density

      U Syamaprasad M S Sarma A R Sheeja Nair P Guruswamy P S Mukherjee J Koshy A D Damodaran

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      Silver clad Bi-2223 tapes with consistently high critical current densities of over 30,000 A/cm2 at 77 K and zero field were prepared by powder-in-tube (PIT) technique. Powder XRD, electron microscopy, a.c. susceptibility and critical current measurements were used to study the phase assemblage, microstructure and transport properties of these tapes at various stages of processing. The precursor powder for PIT process was prepared by a sol-gel route by acrylate method using freshly prepared nitrates of Bi, Pb, Sr, Ca and Cu. The carbon content in the powder was minimized by subjecting it under dynamic vacuum calcination followed by heating in free flow of oxygen for long durations with intermittent grindings. The choice of initial stoichiometry, high reactivity of the precursor, effective removal of carbon, choice of phase assemblage at the filling stage and the multistage thermomechanical processing at optimized conditions were found to be responsible for the high critical current density.

    • XRD and SEM studies of reactively deposited tin oxide thin films

      Johny T Abraham Peter Koshy V K Vaidyan P S Mukherjee P Guruswamy L Prasanna Kumari

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      Stoichiometric polycrystalline tin oxide thin films were deposited by the reactive evaporation of tin and the SnO2 formation was found to be strongly dependent on the deposition parameters. The preferred orientation of the SnO2 films deposited on different substrates was varying due to the dislocation defects arising during the thin film formation. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies identified a tetragonal structure while the scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies revealed a polycrystalline surface for the SnO2 films reactively deposited.

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