The microstructural and magnetic properties of sinter-forged BiPbSrCaCuO superconductors have been studied. The as-sinter-forged sample consisted of significant microcracks all through the bulk and first forms into a Bi 2-2-1-2 phase (c = 3.08 nm). However, after heat treatment at 860°C in air for 10 days, the final sample transformed to microstructurally smooth grains of Bi 2-2-2-3 phase (c = 3.70 nm). ac magnetic susceptibility data taken at 0.1, 1 and 10 Oe evidence the onset of diamagnetic response of grains at Tc = 105 K with a rather narrow transition width, ΔTc = 3 K. TEM, SEM and XRD analyses reveal remarkable microstructural changes into a smooth laminar structure during the formation of Bi 2-2-2-3 phase.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1992 Jun 1|
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