Higher borides and oxygen-enriched Mg–B–O inclusions as possible pinning centers in nanostructural magnesium diboride and the influence of additives on their formation Academic Article uri icon


  • The study of high pressure (2 GPa) synthesized MgB 2 -based materials allows us to conclude that higher borides (with near MgB 12 stoichiometry) and oxygen-enriched Mg–B–O inclusions can be pinning centers in nanostructural magnesium diboride matrix (with average grain sizes of 15–37 nm). It has been established that additions of Ti or SiC as well as manufacturing temperature can affect the size, amount and distribution of these inclusions in the material structure and thus, influence critical current density. The superconducting behavior of materials with near MgB 12 stoichiometry of matrix is discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010