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Improved Performances of \hbox {MgB}_{2} Conductor by Using of Innovative Amorphous and Nano-Structurated Boron

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6 Author(s)
Bovone, G. ; Phys. Dept., Univ. of Genoa, Genoa, Italy ; Vignolo, M. ; Romano, G. ; Palenzona, A.
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In this paper, we report about improved performances of amorphous and nano-structurated boron in MgB2 critical current density of wires and tapes. The boron produced by magnesiothermic reaction, using nano-structurated boron oxide, is used to synthesize nano-structurated MgB2 powders. These powders are used to produce several wires by ex-situ P.I.T. method. Here we applied only the ex-situ technique, in which our group is very well skilled. The same procedure can be applied to obtain in-situ P.I.T. tapes and wires as well. The boron and the MgB2 powders are characterized both from a physical-chemical point of view and from the superconductive point of view. We performed X-ray analysis to compare the home-made boron crystalline degree with respect to the commercial one. SQUID and transport measurements were done to compare the wire's critical current density behavior with respect to our past results using different boron.

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )