Faculty Advisor

Moser, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Pierson, Stephen W.

Abstract

A new synthesis method, single step co-precipitation for (Hg.Bi.)BaCaCuO, a mercury cuprate, was explored. Cavitational mixing and microwave synthesis were applied to the synthesis in order to generate high shear mixing and in situ calcination to produce nanocrystalline structures in high phase purity. The procedure was inadequate for the production of the cuprate compound due to incomplete precipitation of mercury. Through X-Ray diffraction analysis, purer phase production was identified from the different mixing techniques as compared to classical synthesis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

Physics

Major

Engineering Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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