Porous high-Tc superconducting cuprates: Advantages and applications

M. R. Koblischka, A. Koblischka-Veneva, S. Pavan Kumar Naik, D. Gokhfeld, Masato Murakami

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Porous high-T c superconducting cuprates are promising materials representing an alternative preparation route to enable the fabrication of large-scale, light-weight superconducting samples. There are several advantages of such samples including the much easier (and faster) oxygenation process, a simpler scalability to produce large samples, and of course, the reduced weight. Two different types of such samples were prepared in the literature: (i) Superconducting foams, prepared using polyurethane foams converted to green phase foams followed by an infiltration growth (IG) process. (ii) Superconducting nanowire networks prepared by spinning from sol-gel precursors. Such fabric-like nanowire networks are extremely light-weight, but show very interesting properties. We discuss the properties of such samples concerning both the physical parameters and the respective microstructures and give an overview about possible applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 15
Event31st International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2018 - Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 122018 Dec 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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