Synthesis of highly pure YBa2Cu3O7-δ superconductors using a colloidal processing technique

Masato Kakihana, Lars Börjesson, Sten Eriksson, Peter Svedlindh, Per Norling

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The high Tc superconducting oxide YBa2Cu3O7-δ has been synthesized by a simple colloidal sol-gel precursor technique based on citrate complexes uniformly dispersed into ethyleneglycol/H2O. The main advantages of the present technique include eliminating steps such as centrifugation, filtration, washing or pH-control in producing precursors and also a few times shorter calcination and sintering time in forming single-phase superconducting material. Both resistivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements have shown sharp superconducting transitions without any indication of two-phase character or the presence of impurity phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-932
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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