The Effect of Different Salt Additions on the Microstructure of YBCO Synthesized by a Biomimetic Method

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The effect of different salt additions on the granular microstructure of samples of the high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O (YBCO) synthesized by a biomimetic method has been investigated. Attempting biotemplating using salts with the rock-salt structure, most such salts were found to be chemically compatible with the YBCO biosynthesis, but only NaCl and KCl were observed to result in the desirable strongly anisotropic platelet growth to form clusters with localized orientational alignment. Broadening the range of additions to other chloride salts of varying structures resulted in an increase in the CuO impurity content of the samples, but with all the YBCO formed exhibiting platelet growth. Chloride salts are therefore considered to be good candidates for addition to the biomimetic YBCO synthesis in order to achieve anisotropic platelet growth.

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Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 887-888)

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Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu and Jingtao Han

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614-618

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Z. L. Zhang et al., "The Effect of Different Salt Additions on the Microstructure of YBCO Synthesized by a Biomimetic Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 887-888, pp. 614-618, 2014

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February 2014

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