MARIA COLIE, DAN EDUARD MIHAIESCU, DANIELA ISTRATI, ADRIAN VASILE SURDU, BOGDAN VASILE, NICOLAE STANICA, ADRIAN FUDULU, ECATERINA ANDRONESCU SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A CORE-SHELL MATERIAL USING YBA2CU3O7-D AND COBALT FERRITE NANOPARTICLES In this paper we describe the synthesis of a core-shell material using yttrium superconducting ceramic material (YBCO) and cobalt ferrite nanoparticles in order to obtain a nanostructured material with magnetic properties. The advantages of such material aim the selective deposition of nanofilms oriented in magnetic fields. To obtain this core-shell material, the solutions of the nitrates were first obtained by dissolving the salts in demineralised water. The suspension with cobalt ferrite nanoparticles was obtained by co-precipitation method. To obtain YBa2Cu3O7-ä- coated magnetic nanoparticles by autocombustion reaction the solutions of nitrates and citric acid were used. The ratio of the metal ions: Y:Ba:Cu was 1:2:3, and between the oxidant and the reducing agent was used a citrate / nitrate mass ratio equal with 0.7. The final material was analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), electronic scanning microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM).