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Transport, magnetic and structural properties of(Tl0.5Pb0.5)Sr2-xCexCa2Cu3Oy compounds

Hamdan, N.M. (2000) Transport, magnetic and structural properties of(Tl0.5Pb0.5)Sr2-xCexCa2Cu3Oy compounds. Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on, 10.

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Resistivity, DC magnetization and X-ray diffraction measurements were performed on 6 sample with nominal composition (Tl0.5Pb 0.5)Sr2-xCexCa2Cu3 Oy, with x=0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5. As cerium content was increased, the transition temperature increased up to about 6 K when x=0.1. The phase diagram of the onset transition temperature versus Ce content reflects the expected behavior as the hole concentration in the Cu-O planes is expected to decrease with increasing x, passing from overdoped through optimally doped to an underdoped state for higher values of Ce4+ replacing Sr2+ atoms. Magnetization measurements at 4 K, in cyclic field 9 Tesla, on the other hand, showed that the critical current density of the samples decreased as Ce content was increased for all values x. It also showed the existence of the superconducting phase up to x=0.5, which was not detectable by resistivity measurements. X-ray diffraction measurements, indicate that Ce enters the structure of the Tl-1223 phase, and hence affect its superconducting properties as it changes the charge carrier concentration in the Cu-O planes

Item Type:Article
Date:March 2000
Date Type:Publication
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Civil Engineering Dept
Creators:Hamdan, N.M.
ID Code:14086
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