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#1 VictorMedvil

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 01:45 AM

So I have had the chemical for the synthesis of Yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) for about 1 year now that was purchased from China about 1 kg of each of the chemicals I was thinking about finding a tube furnace to synthesize the Superconductor in. Anyone have any pointers about making YBCO wire? This is the Superconductor synthesis manual I have been following (https://physlab.org/...tor_manual1.pdf) and here is the wikipedia page about YBCO (https://en.wikipedia...um_copper_oxide).

 

 

I have all the chemicals listed in this section around 1 kg of each chemical.

 

List of chemicals

 

Yttrium oxide (Y2O3),

barium nitrate [Ba(NO3)2],

copper nitrate [Cu(NO3)2.3H2O],

citric acid (C6H8O7),

nitric acid (HNO3),

de-ionized water,

acetone

 

 

The ultimate goal of this experiment is to create superconducting wire as the picture below.

Super-Conductor-Cabling-New-England-Wire

 

This should be enough to produce around 4 kg of YBCO wire, worth around $20,000 on the market.

 

 

The idea is to have Liquid Nitrogen flow through the middle of the YBCO wire lowering the temperature of the YBCO below Tc.

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Edited by VictorMedvil, 21 May 2020 - 02:05 AM.