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Engineered flux-pinning centers in BSCCO TBCCO and YBCO superconductors

United States Patent

July 27, 1999
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A method of preparing a high temperature superconductor. A method of preparing a superconductor includes providing a powdered high temperature superconductor and a nanophase material. These components are combined to form a solid compacted mass with the material disposed in the polycrystalline high temperature superconductor. This combined mixture is rapidly heated, forming a dispersion of nanophase size particles without a eutectic reaction. These nanophase particles can have a flat plate or columnar type morphology.
Goretta; Kenneth C. (Downers Grove, IL), Lanagan; Michael T. (Woodridge, IL), Miller; Dean J. (Darien, IL), Sengupta; Suvankar (Upper Arlington, OH), Parker; John C. (Naperville, IL), Hu; Jieguang (Woodridge, IL), Balachandran; Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL), Siegel; Richard W. (Hinsdale, IL), Shi; Donglu (Oak Park, IL)
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
08/ 541,060
October 11, 1995
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory.