Calcination of YBa2Cu3O7-x powder

K. C. Goretta, Ira Bloom, Nan Chen, G. T. Goudey, M. C. Hash, G. Klassen, M. T. Lanagan, R. B. Poeppel, J. P. Singh, Donglu Shi, U. Balachandran, J. T. Dusek, D. W. Capone

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YBa2Cu3O7-x was synthesized by mixed-oxide reaction of Y2O3, BaCO3, and CuO. The starting constituents were mixed, followed by multiple steps of calcination with interposed grinding. Heating rapidly to 900°C was shown to minimize formation of liquid during calcination while still producing a phase-pure powder. Slow heating to 900°C or fast heating to 950°C resulted in formation of a liquid phase deleterious to YBa2Cu3O7-x synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Nov 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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