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A method for fabricating relatively dense monoliths of superconducting material and relatively dense composite monoliths of superconducting material and binder material. The method includes the steps of placing the material to be processed in a die. A relatively high pressure is then applied to the material. Substantially simultaneously, an electrical discharge is applied to the material. The discharge is of a relatively high voltage and current density to provide sharp bonding while maintaining the superconducting properties of the material in the monolith product. A product fabricated by the present method is also described.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Okazaki, Kenji; De Angelis, Robert J.; and Hamrin, Charles E. Jr., "Method of Processing Superconducting Materials and Its Products" (1990). Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Patents. Paper 31.