YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) nanocomposites for wire applications need to operate in a broad range of frequencies, ranging from dc in magnets to GHz in cavities and screenings of future particle accelerators. We have investigated the in-field and angular vortex pinning performance in dc and at 50 GHz of two types of nanocomposites, pulsed laser deposition (PLD) YBCO with mixed Ba2YNbO6 + Ba2YTaO6 (BYNTO) nanorods and chemical solution deposited (CSD) YBCO with BaHfO3 (BHO) nanoparticles (NPs), and the pristine counterpart films, grown on top of single-crystalline substrates. Transport measurements performed up to 9 T between 5 and 77 K show that CSD nanocomposites exhibit a smooth field decay and increased single-To-collective crossover field H∗ compared to pristine samples, associated to the enhanced isotropic pinning contribution induced by the NPs, while PLD films exhibit unchanged H∗ and superior critical current densities up to higher irreversibility fields, associated to the anisotropic contribution introduced by the rods. Microwave in-field measurements of the pinning constant kp revealed CSD NCs exhibit a qualitatively similar, but smoother kp (H) than pristine samples, whereas for PLD samples, a growing kp (H) dependence is observed as a result of the increased relevance of the stiffness of the fluxons pinned by nanorods.

Vortex pinning properties at dc and microwave frequencies of YBa2Cu3O7-x films with nanorods and nanoparticles

Rizzo F.;Augieri A.;Celentano G.;
2020

Abstract

YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) nanocomposites for wire applications need to operate in a broad range of frequencies, ranging from dc in magnets to GHz in cavities and screenings of future particle accelerators. We have investigated the in-field and angular vortex pinning performance in dc and at 50 GHz of two types of nanocomposites, pulsed laser deposition (PLD) YBCO with mixed Ba2YNbO6 + Ba2YTaO6 (BYNTO) nanorods and chemical solution deposited (CSD) YBCO with BaHfO3 (BHO) nanoparticles (NPs), and the pristine counterpart films, grown on top of single-crystalline substrates. Transport measurements performed up to 9 T between 5 and 77 K show that CSD nanocomposites exhibit a smooth field decay and increased single-To-collective crossover field H∗ compared to pristine samples, associated to the enhanced isotropic pinning contribution induced by the NPs, while PLD films exhibit unchanged H∗ and superior critical current densities up to higher irreversibility fields, associated to the anisotropic contribution introduced by the rods. Microwave in-field measurements of the pinning constant kp revealed CSD NCs exhibit a qualitatively similar, but smoother kp (H) than pristine samples, whereas for PLD samples, a growing kp (H) dependence is observed as a result of the increased relevance of the stiffness of the fluxons pinned by nanorods.
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