Study of metal distributions in YBa2Cu3O7-x/Ag2O composites

M. Faiz*, M. Ahmed, N. M. Hamdan, Kh A. Ziq, J. Shirokoff

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The micro proton-induced x-ray emission technique has been used to study the elemental distribution profiles of YBa2Cu3O7-x/Ag2O high-Tc composites on varying the Ag2O content. Measurements revealed that Ag agglomeration starts to appear in samples with ≥25 wt% Ag2O, becoming prominent at 50 wt%. These results are further supported by x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements performed on the same samples. The XRD results identified a crystalline Ag phase to be present in all of the samples (7-50 wt% Ag2O), a crystalline Ag2O phase in the 25 and 50 wt% Ag2O samples and no evidence for Ag replacing Cu or orthogonal-to-tetragonal transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-562
Number of pages5
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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