Significant reduction of critical current anisotropy in malic acid treated MgB2 tapes
The anisotropy of the critical current density, the n-factor and the irreversibility field of mono-core in-situ MgB2 tapes have been studied at various magnetic field orientations and temperatures. Undoped as well as silicon carbide (SiC) and malic acid (C4H6O5) added tapes were studied. The anisotropy is noticeably influenced by the additives due to different carbon contents and fabrication processes. The malic acid added tape exhibits almost isotropic behavior compared to SiC doped MgB2 tapes due to the homogeneous carbon substitution through the chemical solution route, which paves the way to design MgB2 tapes to be applied for industrial magnet application.