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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/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Superconductor_manual1.pdf) and here is the wikipedia page about YBCO (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yttrium_barium_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.


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On 12/27/2020 at 11:24 AM, WilliamBaugh said:

This type of synthesis is rather helpful for every person here. If I ask about the nature of synthesis, how will it be? I'll happily use any special products like these or work with the supplier to get enough assistance to do it. And it'll be great here!

This synthesis has been around since the like 1970s you are welcomed to research it and industrialize synthesis of YBCO, I hold no patents over this synthesis those were all granted more than 20 years ago(https://patents.google.com/patent/US6046139A/en and https://patents.google.com/patent/US6191074B1/en). The manual posted above is how to construct YBCO from a physics class. If you want to use this information as a starting point for industrial production then go for it.


Hopefully you will use a better technique than the person in this video


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