Direct synthesis of orthorhombic YBa2Cu3Ox by using Ba (NO3)2 as a flux

Hiroshi Kutami, Dae Weon Kim, Yuichi Ishida, Naoya Enomoto, Zenbe E. Nakagawa

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YBa2Cu3Ox crystals were synthesized at low temperature using barium nitrate melts as a flux. Barium nitrate melts were maintained in a molten state by controlling their decomposition under various gas pressures. By decomposing nitrates at a slow rate, orthorhombic YBa2Cu3Ox crystals were directly synthesized at 690°C under a NOx/Ox atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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