• S K Bandyopadhyay

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    • Phase formation of superconducting MgB2 at ambient pressure

      A Talapatra S K Bandyopadhyay Pintu Sen A Sarkar P Barat

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      MgB2 superconductor has been synthesized using a simple technique at ambient pressure. The synthesis was carried out in helium atmosphere over a wide range of temperatures. Magnesium was employed in excess to the stoichiometry to prevent the decomposition of MgB2. Samples of MgB2 thus prepared have been almost free from MgO as compared to other methods. Resistivities of the samples are quite low with residual resistivity ratio (RRR) of around 3. 𝑇c (𝑅 = 0) is 38.2–38.5 K with 𝛥𝑇c of 0.6–1.0 K. Comparative studies of various methods of low pressure synthesis have been presented.

    • Effect of transient change in strain rate on plastic flow behaviour of low carbon steel

      A Ray P Barat P Mukherjee A Sarkar S K Bandyopadhyay

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      Plastic flow behaviour of low carbon steel has been studied at room temperature during tensile deformation by varying the initial strain rate of 3.3 × 10-4 s-1 to a final strain rate ranging from 1.33 × 10-3 s-1 to 2 × 10-3 s-1 at a fixed engineering strain of 12%. Haasen plot revealed that the mobile dislocation density remained almost invariant at the juncture where there was a sudden increase in stress with a change in strain rate and the plastic flow was solely dependent on the velocity of mobile dislocations. In that critical regime, the variation of stress with time was fitted with a Boltzmann type Sigmoid function. The increase in stress was found to increase with final strain rate and the time elapsed in attaining these stress values showed a decreasing trend. Both of these parameters saturated asymptotically at a higher final strain rate.

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