Superconducting Au-YBa2Cu3O7 composites

Streitz, F. H.; Cieplak, M. Z.; Xiao, Gang; Gavrin, A.; Bakhshai, A.; Chien, C. L.
March 1988
Applied Physics Letters;3/14/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p927
Academic Journal
Superconducting Au-YBa2Cu3O7 composites have been fabricated over a Au volume fraction range of 0–100%. Microstructure measurement indicates that Au and YBa2Cu3O7 form well-separated phases. The superconducting transition temperature Tc was found unaffected by the presence of Au. The composites exhibit low normal state resistivity and much improved ductility. The results suggest that Au is an excellent metal host for making ultrafine YBa2Cu3O7 granular solids.


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