Superconducting powders generated by an aerosol process

Pratim Biswas, Derong Zhou, I. Zitkovsky, C. Blue, P. Boolchand

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An aerosol process has been used to generate fine YBa2Cu3O7-δ superconducting powders by oxidizing a mixture of the three metal nitrates. X-ray diffraction patterns indicate that particles with the orthorhombic phase of YBa2Cu3O7-δ could be successfully produced at temperatures of 920° C. Susceptibility measurements indicate that the superconducting transition temperature is 84 ±2 K. Measurements indicate that the particle size distribution is nearly lognormal with a volumetric mean size of 0.34 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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