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Synthesis of cuprate superconductors

Rao, CNR and Nagarajan, R and Vijayaraghavan, R (1993) Synthesis of cuprate superconductors. In: Superconductor Science & Technology, 6 (1). pp. 1-22.

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There has been unprecedented activity pertaining to t h e synthesis and characterization of superconducting cuprates in the last few years. A variety of synthetic strategies has been employed to prepare pure monophasic cuprates of different families with good superconducting properties. Besides the traditional ceramic method, other methods such as coprecipitation and precursor methods, the sol-gel method. the alkali flux method and the combustion method have been employed for the synthesis of cuprates. Depending on the requirements, varying conditions such as high oxygen or hydrostatic pressure and low oxygen fugacity are employed in the synthesis. In this review, we discuss the synthesis of the various types of cuprate superconductom and point out the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods. We have provided the necessaw preparative details, presenting the crucial information in tabular form wherever necessary.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Superconductor Science & Technology
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7706

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