Synthesis of spherical superconductors

Rebecca Boston*, Antony Carrington, Dominic Walsh, Simon R. Hall

*Corresponding author for this work

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The cuprate superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-delta (Y123) has been synthesised for the first time in a spherical morphology. The use of carboxymethyl-dextran in a pre-formed, spherical morphology enables not only the engineering of this new macromorphological motif, but also crystallochemical control of the superconductor at the nano-scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3763-3766
Number of pages4
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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