High-temperature processing of cuprate oxide superconductors

Wu, M. K.; Ashburn, J. R.; Higgins, C. A.; Fellows, C. W.; Loo, B. H.; Burns, D. H.; Ibrahim, A.; Rolin, T. D.; Peters, P. N.; Sisk, R. C.; Huang Development Division, C. Y.
May 1988
Applied Physics Letters;5/30/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 22, p1915
Academic Journal
Superconducting Y1Ba2Cu3O7 (‘‘123’’) films were fabricated on the Y2BaCuO5 (‘‘211’’) phase substrate. The superconducting characteristics of these films, in terms of superconducting transition temperature (Tc) and width, are better than those using other oxide compounds as substrates. In addition, using high-temperature processing, the bulk 211 phase was converted into the 123 phase. A new high Tc copper oxide material with non-rare-earth elements (Bi-Sr-Cu-O) was prepared using similar high-temperature processing. High-temperature processing presents an alternative synthetic route in the search of new high Tc superconductors.


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