Nearly single-phase polycrystalline samples of HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+δ were successfully synthesized under relatively simple and unprecedented synthesis conditions, i.e. at a "low" temperature (<700°C) and for a "long" period of time (5-168h), using mono-oxide powders of Hg, Ba, Ca, and Cu as starting materials. A pressed powder mixture was heated at 665°C for ≈75 h in an evacuated fused quartz tube, and then post-annealed in flowing O2 gas to exhibit a Meissner signal below 135.4 K. Zero resistance of this sample was observed at 133.9 K.
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- Condensed Matter Physics
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering