A multi-scale point of view on the structure-property relationships of A15 superconductors
Yanlong Ding, Min Pan, Shuiquan Deng, Yong Zhao*
Key Laboratory of Magnetic Levitation Technologies and Maglev Trains, Ministry of Education of China, and Superconductivity and New Energy R&D Center, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Abstract Nb3Sn and other A15 members have been widely applied in nuclear power, nuclear magnetic resonance, and high-energy particle accelerators for their high critical current density (Jc) and upper critical field (Bc2). There have been comprehensive and intensive studies on the applications, the fundamental lattice dynamic and electronic properties, etc., of A15 superconductors. Various reviews on the preparations, structures, and properties have already been written in the last few years. Nevertheless, on account of the large amount of existing facts and views, a coherent view on the relations between the structures and properties has not appeared to unify the facts. This article sketches a multi-scale point of view on the relations between the multiscale structures and the corresponding properties.
This work is financially supported by the Science Foundation for International Cooperation of Sichuan Province (2014HH0016), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (SWJTU2014: A0920502051113-10000), National Magnetic Confinement Fusion Science Program (2011GB112001).
Corresponding Authors: Shuiquan Deng
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Yanlong Ding, Min Pan, Shuiquan Deng, Yong Zhao.A multi-scale point of view on the structure-property relationships of A15 superconductors[J] JMT, 2014,V22(2): 122-126