Synthesis of ultrafine superconducting MgB2 by a convenient solid-state reaction route

Liang Shi, Yunle Gu, Tian Qian, Xiaoguang Li, Luyang Chen, Zeheng Yang, Jianhua Ma, Yitai Qian

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Ultrafine magnesium diboride (MgB2) powders were successfully synthesized at 600°C through a solid-state reaction. The synthesis was carried out in an autoclave by using MgCl2 and NaBH4 as the reactants. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern indicates the formation of hexagonal MgB2. Transmission electron microscopy image shows that typical MgB2 crystallites are composed of ultrafine particles with an average size of 300 nm. The superconducting transition of the MgB2 sample occurs at 39 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Magnesium diboride
  • X-ray diffraction

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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