Composition-induced superconductivity (up to 55 K) in the system (Pb0.75Cu0.25)Sr2(Ca1-xYx)Cu2O7-δ

R. S. Liu, Shu-Fen Hu, I. Gameson, P. P. Edwards, A. Maignan, T. Rouillon, D. Groult, B. Raveau

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Abstract

We demonstrate a compositionally induced superconductor-to-semiconductor transition in the system (Pb0.75Cu0.25)Sr2(Ca1-xYx)Cu2O7-δ. Superconducting behavior is observed over the composition range 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.6. Samples with 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.3 are multiphasic, but the superconducting transition temperature is a maximum (55 K) over this range of compositions. The sample having x = 0.5 gives rise to an acceptable phase purity, a superconducting transition temperature of 45 K, and the maximum superconducting (Meissner) volume fraction (20.2%). A superconductor-to-semiconductor transition occurs at x = 0.7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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