Processing of high Tc superconductors and magnetic oxides by aerosol routes

Pratim Biswas, Derong Zhou, Shih Y. Lin, Punit Boolchand

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Aerosol routes have been successfully used to produce high temperature superconducting ceramic powders and magnetic oxides. An aqueous solution of the precursor nitrates is atomized, diffusion dried and then thermally decomposed in a tubular reactor. These powders have then been characterized by magnetic susceptibility measurements, X-ray diffraction, element microprobe analysis, thermogravimetry, and Mossbauer spectroscopy. It has been determined that the quench rate at the exit of the reactor has a significant effect on the final powder characteristics for the superconducting powders. The system has also been used to produce magnetic ferric oxide powders with the aim of preferentially producing the γ phase oxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer Effects in Materials Processing
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791811352
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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