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Method of manufacturing a high temperature superconductor with improved transport properties

United States Patent

February 20, 2001
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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 paramagnetic material. These components are combined to form a solid compacted mass with the paramagnetic material disposed on the grain boundaries of the polycrystaline high temperature superconductor.
Balachandran; Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL), Siegel; Richard W. (Hinsdale, IL), Askew; Thomas R. (Kalamazoo, MI)
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
08/ 171,904
December 21, 1993
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.