Application of hot isostatic pressing in the synthesis of hg-based superconductors

G. Celotti, A. Tampieri

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


The preparation of Hg(Pb)BCCO (1201) and (1223) phases was performed by hot-isostatic-pressing (HIP) using simple oxides as precursors canned in silver tube. In the case of Hgo.gPbo.2Ba2CuO4+s the preparation, carried out at 800 °C and 0.15 GPa for 5 hrs, yielded a single phase bulk sample. On the other hand the preparation of Hg0.,Pbo.zBa2Ca2Cu3O8+5 at 820 °C and 0.15 GPa for 5 hrs allowed the attainment of a high volume fraction of 1223 phase. Magnetic susceptibility of 1201 phase showed an intragranular transition around 90 K; in the case of 1223 the value was 128 K followed by a broadened intergranular transition. These results show the feasibility of 1201 phase synthesis with high purity and of 1223 phase in large amount (>80%). The possibility to obtain the samples directly in form of dense bulks (with density > 85%) stresses the importance of this technique in relation to the intrinsic low thermal stability of the superconducting phases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1779-1782
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 PART 2
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Application of hot isostatic pressing in the synthesis of hg-based superconductors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this