We have synthesized FeSe0.5Te0.5 superconductors by high-energy ball-milling and subsequent annealing. High-energy ball-milling of elemental powder mixtures resulted in the formation of metastable and/or nanocrystalline phases. Both XRD and DSC results show that
the ball-milled powers were completely transformed to FeSe0.5Te0.5 with the grain size of a few nanometers during sintering at low temperatures. The resulting materials exhibited superconducting transition at 14 K. The enhancement of critical current density was observed
for the high-energy ball-milled powder, compared with the un-milled powders.
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