We have developed the methodology for fabricating well behaved electrodes utilizing high temperature superconductors YBa2Cu3 O7 (Tc=94K), Bi2Sr2.2Ca0.8(Tc=90K) and Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O10(Tc=112K). Electrochemical corrosion studies have been completed with these electrodes and relative reactivity with water of each phase has been assessed. Freshly surfaced electrodes display facile room temperature electron transfer between superconductor phases and both solution redox species and surface confined electroactive polymers. This work should lay the grounds for construction of novel molecular film/ superconductor junctions which can be studied at a variety of temperatures.
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