Fabrication of high-Tc ceramic superconducting fibers from organometallic precursors

William M. Carty, Gregory C. Stangle, Richard M. Laine, Kay A. Youngdahl, Mehmet Sarikaya, Ilhan A. Aksay

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To produce fibers of the high-Tc superconducting oxides, an organometallic precursor of the YBa2Cu3O7-x (1:2:3) compound was employed. Fibers were hand-drawn, cured, and pyrolyzed, then evaluated using scanning electron microscopy. Defects in the fibers such as bubbles, a relatively dense outer skin, and cracks were identified and determined to have been caused by improper curing and pyrolysis procedures. Powder XRD showed that the organometallic precursor formed the 1:2:3 compound after pyrolysis, and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) indicated a ceramic yield of approximately 35%, based upon initial weight of organometallic precursor material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalS.A.M.P.E. quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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