Sintering of bulk high-Tc superconductors: Y-Ba-Cu-O

K. C. Goretta, Nan Chen, M. T. Lanagan, W. Wu, J. P. Singh, R. A. Olson, J. L. Routbort, R. B. Poeppel

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Sintering of bulk YBa2Cu3Ox (123) samples has been conducted from 850 to 1010°C for various times in oxygen partial pressures (pO2) of 2.5×102 to 105 Pa. The final grain sizes of the samples were controlled by selective use of (a) liquid phases and (b) partial decomposition of the 123 phase by sintering in a pO2 lower than the minimum needed for 123 stability. In nearly fully dense samples, it was found that the grain size could range from about 1 to 500 μm, depending on the processing conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProperties of Emerging P/M Materials
PublisherPubl by Metal Powder Industries Federation
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)187895427X
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 1992 Powder Metallurgy World Congress. Part 1 (of 9) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 21 1992Jun 26 1992

Publication series

NameAdvances in Powder Metallurgy
ISSN (Print)1042-8860


OtherProceedings of the 1992 Powder Metallurgy World Congress. Part 1 (of 9)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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