Fabrication of Ag-sheathed Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox tapes using a modified electrophoretic deposition method

Cheng Feng J. Yue, D. Kumar, Rajiv K. Singh

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Ag-sheathed Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox (BSCCO) tapes were fabricated by a novel method which involves a combination of electrophoretic deposition and mechanical consolidation techniques. The critical current density of BSCCO tapes, measured using SQUID magnetometry, was found to be approximately 105 A/cm2 at 5 K. The mechanical properties and c-axis texturing of the BSCCO films in superconducting tapes was found to be improved by using BSCCO powders of smaller sizes and by introducing an interlayer of Ag-particles. Peel tests conducted on these samples suggested that the improvement in the fracture strength was related to the plasticity of the Ag-particle interlayer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the University of Florida, National Science Foundation, and the Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology at the University of Florida, NSF grant #EEC94-02989, as well as the assistance from Jesse Arnold in mechanical characterization.

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National Science Foundation#EEC94-02989
University of Florida


    • BSCCO films
    • Electrophoretic deposition
    • Mechanical properties
    • Peel test
    • Superconducting tapes


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