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Creation of high-pinning microstructures in post production YBCO coated conductors

United States Patent

January 10, 2017
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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 (Chicago, IL)
14/ 215,947
March 17, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTERESTS 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.