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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,




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



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.


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