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We analyze the effect of Mn addition to Gd-substituted YBa2Cu3O7-delta(YBCO) on transport current and behavior under applied magnetic field. The high-temperature superconducting tapes were manufactured by ion-beam assisted deposition and metal organic chemical vapor deposition on hastelloy substrates. The field dependence measurements as a function of Mn concentration were performed in applied magnetic fields up to 1.5 T at 77 K. The dependence of critical current on the field angle was measured in the plane perpendicular to the sample longitudinal axis (current axis). The effect of Mn concentration on critical temperature is also reported. The results are characterized and discussed.
Date of Publication: June 2009