Microstructural studies of the production of BSCCO superconductors by the citrate gel route

A. Gholinia, F .R. Sale

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The production of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu (BSCCO) high Tc superconductors by citrate gel route has been investigated. The compositions of the various phases formed in the sequence leading to the high Tc superconducting phases have been determined by EDX as a function of temperature and annealing time. Pb substitution for Bi has been shown to produce a high quantity of the high Tc (110K) superconducting 2223 phase. The volatilisation of both Pb and Bi during extended heat treatments has been studied. The superconducting properties of the samples have been measured by VSM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook X-Ray Optics and Microanalysis 1992
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th INT Conference, 31 August-4 September 1992, Manchester, UK
EditorsP. B. Kenway, P. J. Duke
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781003062967
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 1993

Publication series

NameInstitute of Physics Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd
ISSN (Print)0951-3248


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