Phase evolution and critical temperature of mgb2 superconductor made of β-rhombohedral boron with temperature sintering variation

Sigit Dwi Yudanto, Agung Imaduddin, Budhy Kurniawan, Azwar Manaf

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Abstract

We report the phase formation and electrical resistivity of MgB2 superconductor samples. Method of synthesis was conventional solid-state reaction employing crystalline β-rhombohedral boron (B) and magnesium (Mg) with a stoichiometric ratio of Mg:B=1:2. The two precursors were mixed and sintered at various temperatures from 600°C to 900°C for an hour. All samples were characterized employing XRD, SEM, and Cryogenic Magnetometer. It is shown that the MgB2 phase begins to form at a sintering temperature of 700°C. The highest peak intensity of the MgB2 phase was observed in a sample sintered at 900°C indicates the largest fraction of the superconducting phase among all synthesized samples. Electrical resistivity values were carried out to investigate the superconducting properties of the samples. It is also shown the samples sintered at a temperature of 800°C and 900°C possess superconducting properties with a critical temperature of ~ 43 K.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetism and its Application
EditorsBudi Purnama, Darminto, Risdiana
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages215-220
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035717044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Magnetism and Its Application, ICMIA 2019 - Surakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume855 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Magnetism and Its Application, ICMIA 2019
CountryIndonesia
CitySurakarta
Period20/11/1921/11/19

Keywords

  • Critical Temperature
  • MgB
  • Superconducting
  • β-rhombohedral boron

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