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Fluorinated precursors of superconducting ceramics, and methods of making the same

United States Patent

July 10, 2012
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This invention provides a method of making a fluorinated precursor of a superconducting ceramic. The method comprises providing a solution comprising a rare earth salt, an alkaline earth metal salt and a copper salt; spraying the solution onto a substrate to provide a film-covered substrate; and heating the film-covered substrate in an atmosphere containing fluorinated gas to provide the fluorinated precursor.
Wiesmann; Harold (Stony Brook, NY), Solovyov; Vyacheslav (Rocky Point, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
12/ 037,338
February 26, 2008
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.