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Metal alkoxides and methods of making same

United States Patent

January 4, 2005
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A method of making a superconducting structure includes depositing a metal alkoxide on a surface of a metal and hydrolyzing the metal alkoxide on the surface to form a pinhole-free film. The metal is a superconductor. The metal alkoxide may be a compound of formula (I): where M is zirconium or hafnium, and the purity of the compound is at least 97% as measured by NMR spectroscopy.
Hentges; Patrick J. (Urbana, IL), Greene; Laura H. (Urbana, IL), Pafford; Margaret Mary (Yardley, PA), Westwood; Glenn (Urbana, IL), Klemperer; Walter G. (Champaign, IL)
Board of Trustees of University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
10/ 044,831
January 9, 2002
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The subject matter of this application was in part funded by the Department of Energy (Grant nos. DE-FG02-91 ER45349). The government may have certain rights in this invention.