Accession Number : ADA263441
Title : Properties of Superconducting YBa2Cu3O6+4 Ceramic Materials: Effect of Processing Parameters
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD SURVIVABILITY STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Rao, A S
Report Date : Mar 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : The effect of the sintering temperature, the sintering time and the addition of 5 wt. % silver on the average particle size, bulk density and the superconducting zero resistance temperature (Tc) YBa2CU306+x ceramic materials was investigated (a) in the range 880 - 940 deg C for 2 hours and (b) at 920 deg C for different times in the range 0-10 hours. The results suggest that while the density and particle size of the sintered ceramic increases with an increase of the sintering temperature (and 2 hours of sintering), prolonged sintering (at 9200C) above 4 hours of duration does not improve above properties. However, the superconducting zero resistance temperature (Tc) does not change significantly. In the presence of 5 wt. % silver, it appears that both sintering temperature and duration of sintering significantly improves the bulk density, particle size and (Tc) of YBa2CU30r6+x.... Morphology, Superconductivity, Sintering, Temperature, Time.
Descriptors : *CERAMIC MATERIALS , *SUPERCONDUCTIVITY , *SINTERING , DENSITY , PARTICLE SIZE , TEMPERATURE , PARAMETERS , MATERIALS , OXIDES , BARIUM , YTTRIUM , SILVER , COPPER , PARTICLES , PROCESSING , RESISTANCE , MORPHOLOGY , TIME
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Electricity and Magnetism
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE