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      Oxide superconductors; YBa1·5Ca0·5Cu3O7\t-\gd; shape-forming; binder-plasticizer-solvent system

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      Processing studies on varied shape-forming and densification of bulk ceramic superconductor, YBa1·5Ca0·5Cu3O7\t-\gd, are reported in this paper. Polyvinyl butyral-polyethylene glycol-trichloroethylene has been found to be the best binder-plasticizer-solvent system in plastic shape-forming. The effect of initial particle morphology on final densification has been the most sensitive single parameter as compared to compaction pressure and final sintering durations at ∼930°C. 1-2-3 powders of mean particle size ∼ 1·94 µm have yielded sintered densities ∼92% T.D. albeit with lower oxygen intake O6·7.

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      O M Prakash1 2 R M Anklekar1 N K Khosla1 Sunil Kumar1 B Chaudhuri1 C A Thomas1 2 A P Magadum1 2 M Ramesh1 B T Rao1 T R Rama Mohan1

      1. Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay - 400 076, India
      2. Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay - 400 076, India
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