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.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering