Synthesis of oxide superconductors by soft-chemical techniques

Masatsune Kato, Yoshinori Imai, Tetsuya Kajita, Yuichiro Takarabe, Takefumi Minakawa, Ken ichi Nemoto, Hiroto Tezuka, Takashi Noji, Yoji Koike

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Our recent works on the synthesis of oxide superconductors using soft-chemical techniques are reviewed. First, Li-intercalation into layered perovskites has been carried out. We have found new Li-intercalated superconductors of the Ruddlesden-Popper phase of LixSr2CuO2X2 (X = Br, I) with Tc = 7-8 K and the Dion-Jacobson phase of LixASr2Nb3O10 (A = Rb, Cs) with Tc ∼6 K. However, no superconductivity has appeared in Aurivillius phases of LixBi4Ti3O10 and LixBi2MO6 (M = Mo, W). Next, we have succeeded in preparing insulating La2CuO4 with the Nd2CuO4-type (T′) structure and superconducting Ba0.6K0.4BiO3 by the direct precipitation from molten alkaline-metal hydroxides at a temperature as low as 260-350 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 25


  • Intercalation compounds
  • Oxides
  • Superconductivity materials


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