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CREATION OF HIGH-PINNING MICROSTRUCTURES IN POST PRODUCTION YBCO COATED CONDUCTORS

United States Patent Application

20150263259
A1
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A method comprising irradiating a polycrystalline rare earth metal-alkaline earth metal-transition metal-oxide superconductor layer with protons having an energy of 1 to 6 MeV. The irradiating process produces an irradiated layer that comprises randomly dispersed defects with an average diameter in the range of 1-10 nm.
Welp, Ulrich (Lisle, IL), Miller, Dean J. (Darien, IL), Kwok, Wai-Kwong (Downers Grove, IL), Rupich, Martin W. (Framingham, MA), Fleshler, Steven (Brookline, MA), Malozemoff, Alexis P. (Lexington, MA)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Argonne IL)
14/ 215,947
March 17, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTERESTS [0001] The United States government has rights in this invention described herein pursuant to Contact No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, as operator of Argonne National Laboratory.