Magnetic and superconducting properties of single crystals of Sr 2HoRu1-xCuxO6 grown from high temperature solutions

S. M. Rao*, K. J. Wang, N. Y. Yen, Y. Y. Chen, C. B. Tsai, S. Neeleshwar, M. K. Wu, J. K. Srivastava, M. C. Ling, H. L. Liu, D. C. Ling

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Single crystals of Sr2 Ho Ru1-x Cux O6 (with x=0-0.2), measuring 2-3 mm across have been grown from PbO-Pb F2 based solutions in the temperature range of 1250-1150 °C. The crystals exhibit octahedral morphology and belong to the monoclinic space group P 21 n. While Sr2 HoRu O6 is found to be antiferromagnetic with weak ferromagnetism below 30 K, the solid solutions containing Cu exhibit a diamagnetic transition at 31 K which increases in magnitude and temperature with increasing Cu. Through a correlation of magnetic and calorimetric properties, these crystals are concluded to be spin-glass superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number232509
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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