Research of both γ-irradiation and La2O3 addition on structural and magnetoresistivity of Bi-2223 bulk superconductors

AĞIL H., Ozoglu S.

International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, vol.18, no.3, pp.677-683, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijac.13721
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.677-683
  • Keywords: activation energy, Bi-2223, gamma irradiation, magnetoresistivity, TAFF
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we investigate the effects of both gamma irradiation and the addition of lanthanum oxide (La2O3) on the Bi1.85Pb0.35Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy (Bi-2223) bulk superconductors. Pure and lanthanum-added samples prepared by the solid-state reaction method were analyzed before and after gamma irradiation using various methods such as X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), the temperature dependence of resistivity under magnetic field (ρ-T). Bi-2223 + x La2O3 samples with x = 0.0, 1.0 and 5.0 wt% were fabricated. The synthesized samples were then subjected to gamma irradiation at different intensities, and the effects of radiation on the structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of the materials were examined. For this purpose, Bi-2223 superconductors in the form of discs were produced and cut into two pieces. One piece was exposed to gamma radiation under high vacuum conditions. The phase analyzes of the materials were carried out by XRD. Then, electrical analysis of the materials was made by measuring resistance under a magnetic field.