High-Temperature Superconducting Fiber
Homa, Daniel S.
Pickrell, Gary R.
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In this study, we demonstrated superconductivity in a fiber with an yttrium barium copper oxide core and fused silica cladding. The fibers were fabricated via a modified melt-draw technique and post-process annealing treatment in excess oxygen. The fibers maintained overall diameters ranging from 100–900 microns and core diameters of 50–700 microns. Superconductivity of this fiber design was validated via the traditional four-point probe test method in a bath of liquid nitrogen at temperatures on the order of 93 K. The high-temperature superconducting fiber provides a glimpse of its cross cutting potential in fields of electromagnetism, healthcare, optics, and energy and lends credence to the promise for superconductivity.