Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 2888–2894 | Cite as

High Tc superconductor polymer composites based on YBa2Cu3O7−x

Part I Microstructure, conductivity and sinterization of PP composites
  • J. L. Acosta
  • C. Moure
  • P. Duran


This work reports on the study of the microstructure and electrical properties (conduction and superconduction) of YBa2Cu3O7−x (Y) and polypropylene (PP) composites. For the purpose of enhancing and improving their conductive properties, different amounts of carbon black (N) and copper (Cu) were incorporated into these composites, and the effects of N, Cu and Y were determined, both on the microstructure of PP and on the electrical properties of the resulting composites. The complex systems on the basis of PP/Cu/Y and PP/N/Y were sintered in order to study their mechanical characteristics, their morphology and the superconductor properties of the end products.


Polymer Copper Microstructure Complex System Polypropylene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Acosta
    • 1
  • C. Moure
    • 2
  • P. Duran
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC)MadridSpain

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