AMPC  Vol.2 No.4 , December 2012
BPSCCO Superconducting Films Grown by Spray Pyrolysis Technique: Systematic Study of the Relationship between Pb Content and Annealing Conditions

Actually recent investigation in developing semiconducting-superconducting composites based in CdS and Bi-based superconductors has attracted interest in processing thin superconducting films. In this work are reported Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (BPSCCO) thin films grown on MgO substrates by spray pyrolysis technique from a solution containing Bi(NO3)3, Pb(NO3)2, Sr(NO3)2, Ca(NO3)2 and Cu(NO3)2, with a subsequent solid state reaction for growing the Bi-based superconducting phases. Annealed films were characterized by X-ray diffraction, atomic absorption spectroscopy and resistance measurements. Interdependence between Pb content, annealing time and temperature, in the formation of superconducting phases was studied applying a fractional factorial design 3III4-2. Interrelation between Pb content, ta and Ta exists. The presence of Pb is necessary to stabilize the high-Tc phase but its content depends on the annealing conditions.

Cite this paper
Y. Valdés, C. Mejía García, A. Paniagua Mercado and A. Sánchez, "BPSCCO Superconducting Films Grown by Spray Pyrolysis Technique: Systematic Study of the Relationship between Pb Content and Annealing Conditions," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 92-95. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B025.
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