Advanced Materials

New HTSCs—still far below room temperature

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  • Dr. Peter Majewski

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    1. Max Planck Institute for Metals Research Institute of Materials Sciences, Powder Metallurgical Laboratory Heisenbergstrasse 5. D-70569 Stuttgart (FRG)
    • Max Planck Institute for Metals Research Institute of Materials Sciences, Powder Metallurgical Laboratory Heisenbergstrasse 5, D-70569 Stuttgart (FRG)
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Abstract

Tcs climb, but although superconductivity at liquid nitrogen temperatures has become almost commonplace there is still a long way to go before room temperature is reached. Recent progress is discussed in the optimization of the preparation parameters and superconducting properties of the “classical” high-temperature superconductors (HTSCs) of the YBCO and BSCCO series, and possible future directions in the search for new HTSCs (preferably ones that do not include toxic element such as Hg) are suggested.

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