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Core microstructure and strain state analysis in MgB2 wires with different metal sheaths
Sobrero, Cesar Enrique; Malachevsky, Maria Teresa; Serquis, Adriana Cristina; Core microstructure and strain state analysis in MgB2 wires with different metal sheaths; Hindawi Publishing Corporation; Advances in Condensed Matter Physics; 2015; 3-2015; 1-6
Sobrero, Cesar Enrique
Malachevsky, Maria Teresa
Serquis, Adriana Cristina
We present a detailed analysis of the effect of the sheath materials on the microstructure, and superconducting properties of MgB2 wires produced by the powder-in-tube method (PIT). We reduced commercial MgB2 powder by attrition milling in nitrogen atmosphere using tungsten carbide balls and obtained powders with grain sizes lower than 150 nm and different strains states through this process. Several Ti, Sstainless steel and copper monofilamentary wires were prepared using these powders by the PIT method. We investigated different thermal treatments and mechanical paths during the processing of the wires for the enhancement of the critical currents. The superconducting properties were determined by magnetization measurements in a SQUID magnetometer. The correlation between the thermal treatments, structure and superconducting properties is discussed.