Nitrate and carbonate methods for the synthesis of superconducting lead strontium calcium yttrium copper oxides ( and Academic Article uri icon


  • We have attempted to prepare the two new superconducting oxides, Pb2Sr2Ca0.5Yq.5Cu3O8+δ and Pb0.5Sr2.5Ca0.5Cu2O7+δ, by heating the coprecipitated carbonates and by nitrate decomposition methods. The oxides so prepared show an onset of superconductivity ~74 and ~100 K, respectively. The minor phases occurring along with the superconducting ones were identified except for one X-ray reflection at 20 = 17.72°. The dependence of phases formed upon the particular preparative conditions is also discussed. © 1991, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ram, R., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • March 1991