Effect of Pb on the properties of Sr2YRu1-xCu xO6 crystals grown from PbO-PbF2 solutions at high temperatures

S. M. Rao, M. K. Wu, K. J. Wang, N. Y. Yen, M. C. Ling, Hsiang Lin Liu, C. L. Chen

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Single crystals of Sr2YRu1-xCuxO 6 with x=0 and x=0.1 were grown using PbO-PbF2 based solutions at different temperatures in the range 1150-1350°C. The influence of Pb from the solutions and the Cu from the solid solutions of Sr 2YRu1-xCuxO6 on the resulting crystals was studied using microstructure and magnetic property measurements. The peaks in the powder X-ray diffraction patterns and Raman spectra do not change in the case of x=0 crystals but shift in the presence of Cu. A diamagnetic transition indicative of superconductivity was observed in the presence of Cu and an antiferromagnetic behavior with x=0. Based on these results it is concluded that Pb may not be incorporated in the crystals and even if it does the influence is not observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-561
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun


  • Crystal growth
  • Crystal structure
  • High temperature solution
  • Magnetism
  • Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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