This book is a collection of proceedings of a symposium organized by the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society on the preparations, properties, and processing of high-temperature superconducting materials. The proceedings include papers of new results presented at the symposium.
1. Oxide Superconductors: Structure-Property Relationships and Mechanism for High Tc 2. The Advent of High-Temperature Superconducting Materials: Chronology of Events and Hallmark Developments 3. High-Temperature Superconduction: An Overview 4. The Physics of High-Temperature Superconductivity 5. Density Functional Theory for Hidden High-Tc Superconductivity 6. Where can New Classes of High-Tc Superconducting Materials be Found? 7. Precipitation of Superconductor Precursor Powders 8. Synthesis and Characterization of High-Tc Superconductors in the YBa2(Cu1-xNix)3O7-δ System 9. Preparation and Physical Properties of Oxyfluorides in the Ln-Ba-Cu System (Ln = Y, La) 10. Oxalate Precipitation Methods for Preparing the Yttrium-Barium-Copper Superconducting Compound 11. High-Temperature Oxide Superconductor Thick Films 12. Iodometric Titrations and Xanes: Two Perspectives of the Copper Valence in High-Tc Superconducting Oxides 13. Importance of the Interactions Between the Copper Atoms of the CuO2 Layers Occurring via the Oxygen-Copper-Oxygen Atom Bridges of the CuO3 Chains for the High-Temperature (Tc > 90 K) Superconductivity of YBa2Cu3O7-y 14. Crystal Structure and Lattice Vibrations of the Ceramic Superconductor La1.85Sr0.15CuO4: Neutron Scattering Studies 15. Observation of the AC Josephson Effect Inside Copper Oxide-Based Superconductors 16. Temperature-Dependent Conductivity of Oxygen-Depleted YBCO Ceramics 17. Effect of Surface Properties on Metal-Oxide Superconductor Contact Resistance 18. Observations of the Deterioration of YBa2Cu3O7 Using a New Superconductor Characterization Cryostat 19. Superconductivity, Thermogravimetry, EPR, Electron Microscopy, and X-Ray Diffraction of YBa2Cu3O7-z 20. Optical Properties of La2-xSrxCuO4 21. Infrared Reflectance of Rare Earth-Barium-Copper Oxide Superconductors 22. Simulation of Crystal Structures by Empirical Atom-Atom Potentials. IV. Interpretation of the Raman and Infrared Spectra of La2-xMxCuO4 23. Investigation of Y-Ba-Cu-O Superconducting Materials by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy 24. Magnetic Anomalies in the Rare Earth Oxide Superconductors GdBa2Cu3O7-x and YbBa2Cu3O7-x 25. The Low-Temperature Specific Heat of YBa2Cu3O6+δ Compounds 26. Processing and Superconducting Properties of GdBa2Cu3O7-z 27. Processing and Microstructures of YBa2Cu3O7-σ 28. Raman Spectroscopic Characterization of Different Phases in the Y-Ba-Cu-O System