In situ synthesis of superconducting MgB2 fibers within a magnesium matrix

John D. DeFouw*, David C. Dunand

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Abstract

A study was performed on the in situ synthesis of superconducting MgB2 fibers within a magnesium matrix. It was shown that the MgB2 fibers exhibited a critical temperature slightly above 39 K and a critical current density of 360 kA/cm2 at 5 K and zero field, comparable with the best results of bulk MgB2. The results showed that the process is scalable to continuous lengths of superconducting Mg/MgB2 wires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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