Superconductivity in Sr(Pd1-xNix)2Ge 2

C. D. Yang, H. C. Hsu, W. Y. Tseng, H. C. Chen, H. C. Ku, M. N. Ou, Y. Y. Chen, Y. Y. Hsu

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The systematic variations of lattice structure and superconducting transition temperature in Sr(Pd1-xNix)2Ge 2 are reported. The X-ray diffraction patterns can be labeled by tetragonal I4/mmm (no. 139) space group with only minor impurities, which indicates the substitution Ni into Pd sites is successful and formed pure phase. The tetragonal lattice parameter a decreases and c increases monotonically with Ni concentration x, while the unit cell volume decreases. A systematic, gradual change of superconducting transition temperature Tc increases slightly to 3.2 K for very small Ni doping of x ∼ 0.1 then slowly decreases to 2.1 K for x = 0.5. Further investigation for SrNi2Ge2 by low temperature resistivity indicated a Tc,mid of 0.87 K suggesting that superconductivity exists through the whole Ni substitution levels.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012089
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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