Research Article (Funded Research)
Effect of Sintering Temperature on the Microstructure and Electrical Properties of Y3Ba5Cu8O18 Superconducting Material
Y. Slimani1*, E. Hannachi2, F. Ben Azzouz3, M. Ben Salem2
1Department of Physics Research, Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O. Box 1982, 31441 Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
2Laboratory of Physics of Materials - Structures and Properties, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage, 7021 Zarzouna, Tunisia.
3College of Science, Department of Physics, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
In the present work, the influence of various sintering temperatures on the microstructural and electrical properties of the new Y3Ba5Cu8Oy (noted Y-358) superconducting material was investigated. Samples were prepared through the solid-state reaction method. The structure and microstructure of the various synthesized samples were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The measurements of the electrical resistivity as a function of temperature were also performed and examined.
Key words: Y3Ba5Cu8Oy superconductor, Structure, Morphology, Transport properties..