• Preparation of superconducting-grade copper from commercial grade copper salt

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      Superconductor; high purity copper; chemical purification

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      Fine samples with nominal composition of Bi1·6Pb0·4Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox have been produced by solid state method using various purity grades of starting copper oxide powder. Studies onTc and high-Tc volume fraction measurements of these samples revealed that the samples produced using CuO powders obtained in laboratory after double purification of the commercially available copper salts have higherTc (104·46 K) and increased percentage of highTc volume fraction (58%) compared to even the samples prepared from Aldrich grade (99·99%) CuO. A simple and cost-effective chemical route for the purification of CuO from commercially available copper salts has been outlined.

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      P Pramanik1 A K Adak1 A Pathak1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721 302, India
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