High-density Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor prepared by rapid thermal melt processing

B. M. Moon, B. Lalevic, B. H. Kear, L. E. McCandlish, Ahmad Safari, M. Meskoob

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Abstract

A high quality, dense Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor has been successfully synthesized by rapid thermal melt processing. Conventionally sintered pellets were melted at 1200°C, cooled rapidly, and then annealed. As-melted samples exhibited semiconductor behavior, which upon annealing became superconducting at 115 K [Tc(zero)=105 K]. A detailed study of various processing techniques has been carried out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1466-1468
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume55
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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