Chemical Solution Deposition of Insulating Yttria Nanolayers as Current Flow Diverter in Superconducting GdBa2Cu3O7−δ Coated Conductors

Pedro Barusco*, Xavier Granados, Lavinia Saltarelli, Jean-Hughes Fournier-Lupien, Christian Lacroix, Haifa Ben Saad, Frédéric Sirois, Valentina Roxana Vlad, Albert Calleja, Veit Grosse, Teresa Puig, and Xavier Obradors

ACS Omega2022, 7, 18, 15315–15325

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Kinetic Control of Ultrafast Transient Liquid Assisted Growth of Solution-Derived YBa2Cu3O7-x Superconducting Films

Silvia Rasi, Albert Queraltó, Juri Banchewski, Lavinia Saltarelli, Diana Garcia, Adrià Pacheco, Kapil Gupta, Aiswarya Kethamkuzhi, Laia Soler, Julia Jareño, Susagna Ricart, Jordi Farjas, Pere Roura-Grabulosa, Cristian Mocuta, Xavier Obradors, Teresa Puig

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Combinatorial Screening of Cuprate Superconductors by Drop-On-Demand Inkjet Printing

Albert Queraltó*, Juri Banchewski, Adrià Pacheco, Kapil Gupta, Lavinia Saltarelli, Diana Garcia, Núria Alcalde, Cristian Mocuta, Susagna Ricart, Flavio Pino, Xavier Obradors, and Teresa Puig*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 7, 9101–9112Publication Date: February 12, 2021 DOI:

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Pyrolysis study of solution-derived superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 films: disentangling the physico-chemical transformations

Bohores Villarejo, Cornelia Pop, Sussagna Ricart, Bernat Mundet, Anna Palau, Pere Roura-Grabulosa, Jordi Farjas, Teresa Puig * and  Xavier Obradors *. 
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,8, 10266-10282
DOI: 10.1039/D0TC01846E

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Relevance of the Formation of Intermediate Non-Equilibrium Phases in YBa2Cu3O7–x Film Growth by Transient Liquid-Assisted Growth

Silvia Rasi, Laia Soler, Júlia Jareño, Juri Banchewski , Roger Guzman, Cristian Mocuta, Martin Kreuzer, Susagna Ricart, Pere Roura-Grabulosa, J Jordi Farjas, Xavier Obradors and Teresa Puig
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, 15574-15584, 2020
DOI: 110.1021/acs.jpcc.0c03859

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Faceted‐Charge Patchy LnF3 Nanocrystals with a Selective Solvent Interaction

Martínez‐Esaín, J. , Puig, T. , Obradors, X. , Ros, J. , Yáñez, R. , Faraudo, J. and Ricart, S. (2018)  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.


A fast and single‐step preparation of patchy LnF3 faceted‐charge nanocrystals are described. These hexagonal faceted nanocrystals allow the spontaneous selective adsorption of cations or anions in the different faces, producing stable and well‐defined patches of different charge. The mechanism for the formation of the patches and the properties of the obtained nanocrystals were characterized by a combination of experimental techniques and all‐atomic molecular dynamics simulations. The spontaneous dual‐charged surface as well as the luminescence effects that can be achieved by doping host–LaF3 systems make these new nanocrystals interesting both from a fundamental point of view and for a wide range of applications.

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