Project

Novel synthesis routes for monodisperse Hf- and Ta-oxide nanoparticles and their use as pinning centra in coated conductors

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
superconductors nanomaterials ink jet printing pinning chemical solution deposition
 
Project description

The synthesis of small sized oxide particles with narrow size distribution and high crystallinity is essential in the application; their use as artificial pinning centers in superconducting coatings. An enhanced pinning force is envisaged, leading to increased current carrying abilities, by the introduction of nanocrystals comparable to the coherence length (2-5 nm).