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Title: Precursor composites for oxygen dispersion hardened silver sheathed superconductor composites

Abstract

An oxide superconductor composite having improved texture and durability is disclosed. The oxide superconductor composite includes an oxide superconductor phase substantially surrounded with/by a noble metal matrix, the noble metal matrix comprising a metal oxide in an amount effective to form metal oxide domains that increase hardness of the composite. The composite is characterized by a degree of texture at least 10% greater than a comparable oxide superconductor composite lacking metal oxide domains. An oxide superconducting composite may be prepared by oxidizing the precursor composite under conditions effective to form solute metal oxide domains within the silver matrix and to form a precursor oxide in the precursor alloy phase; subjecting the oxidized composite to a softening anneal under conditions effective to relieve stress within the noble metal phase; and converting the oxide precursor into an oxide superconductor. 1 fig.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6192532
Patent Number(s):
5914297
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-626130
Assignee:
American Superconductor Corp., Westborough, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-93ER81605
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 5 Apr 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FABRICATION; OXIDES; PRECURSOR; SILVER ALLOYS; SUPERCONDUCTING COMPOSITES; TEXTURE; ALLOYS; CHALCOGENIDES; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; MATERIALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture; 360602 - Other Materials- Structure & Phase Studies

Citation Formats

Podtburg, E R. Precursor composites for oxygen dispersion hardened silver sheathed superconductor composites. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Podtburg, E R. Precursor composites for oxygen dispersion hardened silver sheathed superconductor composites. United States.
Podtburg, E R. Tue . "Precursor composites for oxygen dispersion hardened silver sheathed superconductor composites". United States.
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abstractNote = {An oxide superconductor composite having improved texture and durability is disclosed. The oxide superconductor composite includes an oxide superconductor phase substantially surrounded with/by a noble metal matrix, the noble metal matrix comprising a metal oxide in an amount effective to form metal oxide domains that increase hardness of the composite. The composite is characterized by a degree of texture at least 10% greater than a comparable oxide superconductor composite lacking metal oxide domains. An oxide superconducting composite may be prepared by oxidizing the precursor composite under conditions effective to form solute metal oxide domains within the silver matrix and to form a precursor oxide in the precursor alloy phase; subjecting the oxidized composite to a softening anneal under conditions effective to relieve stress within the noble metal phase; and converting the oxide precursor into an oxide superconductor. 1 fig.},
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