HgBaCaCuO superconductors: Processing, properties and potential

J. Schwartz, K. M. Amm, Y. R. Sun, Ch Wolters

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HgBaCaCuO superconductors exhibit superior superconducting properties especially at temperatures above 77 K. Irradiation studies have proven that there is a great potential even for further enhancements. Progress in the synthesis of Hg-based superconductors has been achieved by the development of a two-zone technique, which has opened the window for applying a variety of materials processing techniques successfully used in other high temperature superconductors. HgBaCuO-silver composites have been prepared by the powder in tube method and reacted in the two-zone assembly. Silver, which has successfully been used as sheath material for most other high-Tc superconductors, appears to be compatible with superconductors of the HgBaCaCuO family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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