Growth and characterization of BiSrCaCuO whiskers

F. Hamed, S. Gygax, A. E. Curzon, M. Denhoff

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Superconducting whiskers grown from BiSrCaCuO powders during a sintering process have been studied as a function of the starting mixture and sintering cycles. Experiments using X-ray diffraction, electron diffraction, EDX, HREM, magnetization and resistance were used to investigate the composition, structure and superconducting properties of these whiskers. They are found to be very homogeneous, free of stacking faults and exfoliations. They also show a full Meissner effect. Under proper conditions layers of the 2223 phase appear to be intercalated in the predominant 2212 phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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