Chimie douce route to hetero-structured high-Tc cuprates

Jin Ho Choy, Soon Jae Kwon, Seong Ju Hwang, Young Il Kim, Eue Soon Jang

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Inorganic-inorganic and organic-inorganic hetero-structured high-Tc superconductors were achieved through a chimie douce (mild chemistry) route, in which inorganic or organic components were incorporated into the copper oxide superconductors, Bi2Sr2Cam-1CumOy (m=1, 2, and 3; BSCCO). According to the physico-chemical analyses for these nanohybrid materials, it is suggested that the high-Tc superconductivity is an intrinsic two-dimensional property of the copper oxide plane. All of these hetero-structured nanohybrid materials have an unique structural feature of a superconducting-insulating-superconducting (S-I-S) multilayer with atomically clean interfaces. Especially, the organic-inorganic nanohybrid is expected to be a promising precursor for superconducting colloidal suspension or nanoparticles, which could be applied to the fabrication of superconducting films or wires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-263
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Inorganic Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 26


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Chemistry

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