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

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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