YBa2Cu4Oxsols were prepared by addition of ammonia to acidic acetate solutions of Y3+, Ba2+, and Cu2+. Ascorbic acid was added to part of the sol. The resultant sols were gelled to a shard or a coating by evaporation at 60°0C. Addition of ethanol to the sols facilitated formation of gel coatings, fabricated by a dipping technique, on Ag or glass or substrates. At 100°C, gels formed in the presence of ascorbic acid were perfectly amorphous, in contrast to crystalline acetate gels. The quality of coatings prepared from ascorbate gels was superior to that of acetate gel coatings. Copyright © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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