Bi-2212 and Y123 highly curved single-crystal-like objects: whiskers, bows and ring-like structures

  title={Bi-2212 and Y123 highly curved single-crystal-like objects: whiskers, bows and ring-like structures},
  author={Petre Badica and Angelo Agostino and Mohammad Hamidur Rahman Khan and Stefano Cagliero and Carmen Plăpcianu and Linda Pastero and Marco Truccato and Yuichiro Hayasaka and Gerhard Jakob},
  journal={Superconductor Science and Technology},
High-temperature superconducting objects of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 and Y Ba2Cu3O7 highly curved in the ab-plane, such as curved/kinked whiskers, bows and ring-like structures, were obtained within a solid–liquid–solid (SLS) grass-like growth mechanism. As-grown objects are crystals with three-dimensional epitaxy similar to conventional single crystals: they can be viewed as crystal parts ‘cut’ from a conventional rectangular crystal. Between our curved objects and conventional crystals, whiskers or thin… 

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