Balamurugan, S. and Ubaldini, A. and Takayama-Muromachi, E. and Awana, V. P. S. (2008) High-pressure Synthesis and Physical Characterization of Y-based 1222-type Niobio–Cuprate NbSr2(Y1.5Ce0.5)Cu2O10. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 21 (3). pp. 193-197. ISSN 1557-1939

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We have successfully synthesized a new 1222-type Y-based niobio-cuprate for the first time with the chemical composition, NbSr2(Y1.5Ce0.5)Cu2O10 by a high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) technique under different synthesis conditions. Good quality (nearly single-phase) Nb1222Y polycrystalline sample was synthesized at 1,450 ○C and 6 GPa for 2 h. It crystallizes in a tetragonal symmetry of space group I4/mmm with lattice parameters a=b=3.863(2) Å and c=28.687(5) Å, which is isostructural with the corresponding Ru1222Y (RuSr2(Y1.5Ce0.5)Cu2O10) phase. The dc-magnetic susceptibility measurements show a mixed magnetic state at ∼29 K, which is apparently associated with magneto-superconductivity. The magnetic moment (M) versus field (H) curve of Nb1222Y sample measured at 1.8 K looks like a hybrid and it normally ensembles for both superconducting and a ferromagnetic curve. As the field increases, a low field diamagnetic signal emerges. However, temperature dependence of electrical resistivity of Nb1222Y did not show superconductivity, but semiconducting nature with a relatively large magnetoresistance (∼6% at almost entire region). No specific heat anomaly was observed at the vicinity of the transition temperature.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: High-pressure-synthesis; Niobio–cuprate; Nb1222Y; Physical-characterization
Subjects: Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 07:12
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 07:12

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