Magnetic properties of high-oxygen pressure prepared PrBa2Cu3O7-y cuprates

Y. H. Lin*, B. N. Lin, Y. X. Lin, Y. Y. Hsu, T. I. Hsu, H. C. Ku

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High oxygen pressure annealed PrBa2Cu3O7-y (y∼0) cuprates were prepared in order to study the effect of oxygen stoichiometric parameter y on the unusual Pr/Cu magnetic properties and/or recently reported superconductivity. The oxygen-rich orthorhombic 123-chain phase is highly unstable under high-oxygen pressure synthesis and decomposes completely in 10 bar pressure. For a smaller 2 bar prepared sample a relatively clean phase was preserved with an oxygen parameter y = 0.05, as compared with y = 0.11 from a conventional 1 bar flowing oxygen method. No superconductivity can be detected for all high-oxygen pressure prepared samples. Instead, Mott-insulator behavior with anomalous high Pr ordering TN(Pr) = 19 K was observed for PrBa2Cu3O6.95. Comparison with other Pr/Ba intersubstituted Pr1-xBa2-xCu3O7-y cuprates is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7484-7486
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 72001 Jan 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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