Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 18, pp 4829–4835 | Cite as

Elaboration and characterization of YBa2Cu3O7−x thick tapes

  • C. His
  • N. Chardon
  • R. Kuentzler
  • S. Vilminot


Thick tapes of YBa2Cu3O7−x superconductor have been tape-cast by the Doctor Blade technique. Sintering at temperatures higher than 950 °C reveals a texturing with (001) planes preferentially aligned parallel to the tape surface. The transition temperature and width as well as the resistivity at onset temperature are related to the sintering parameters. Low-temperature specific heat measurements show the disappearance of the upturn at low temperature, usually observed for this material.


Polymer Transition Temperature Onset Temperature Heat Measurement Doctor Blade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. His
    • 1
  • N. Chardon
    • 1
  • R. Kuentzler
    • 1
  • S. Vilminot
    • 1
  1. 1.Groupe des Matériaux InorganiquesIPCMS EHICSStrasbourgFrance

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