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Synthesis of high T.sub.C superconducting coatings and patterns by melt writing and oxidation of metallic precursor alloys

United States Patent

5,786,306
July 28, 1998
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A method is provided for fabrication of superconducting oxides and superconducting oxide composites and for joining superconductors to other materials. A coating of a molten alloy containing the metallic elements of the oxide is applied to a substrate surface and oxidized to form the superconducting oxide. A material can be contacted to the molten alloy which is subsequently oxidized joining the material to the resulting superconducting oxide coating. Substrates of varied composition and shape can be coated or joined by this method.
Gao; Wei (Somerville, MA), Vander Sande; John B. (Newbury, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
07/ 696,973
May 1, 1991
The United States Government has rights to this invention based upon funding by the Department of Energy Grant Number DE-FG02-8SER-45179