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Enhanced pinning in YBCO films with BaZrO.sub.3 nanoparticles

United States Patent

June 15, 2010
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A process and composition of matter are provided and involve flux pinning in thin films of high temperature superconductive oxides such as YBCO by inclusion of particles including barium and a group 4 or group 5 metal, such as zirconium, in the thin film.
Driscoll; Judith L. (Los Alamos, NM), Foltyn; Stephen R. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 900,639
July 27, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.