Jha, Rajveer and Tiwari, Brajesh and Rani, Poonam and Kishan, Hari and Awana, V. P. S. (2014) Robust superconductivity with large upper critical field in Nb2PdS5. Journal of Applied Physics, 115 (21). ISSN 0021-8979

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We report synthesis, structural details, and complete superconducting characterization of very recently discovered [Q. Zhang, Sci. Rep. 3, 1446 (2013)] Nb2PdS5 new superconductor. The synthesized compound is crystallized in monoclinic structure with C2/m (#12) space group. Bulk superconductivity is seen in both ac/dc magnetic susceptibility and electrical resistivity measurements with superconducting transition temperature (T-c) at 6K. The upper critical field (H-c2) being estimated from high field magneto-transport [rho(T)H] measurements is above 240 kOe. The estimated H-c2(0) is clearly above the Pauli paramagnetic limit of similar to 1.84T(c). Heat capacity (C-p) measurements show clear transition with well defined peak at T-c, but with lower jump than as expected for a Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer type superconductor. The Sommerfeld constant (gamma) and Debye temperature (Theta(D)) as determined from low temperature fitting of C-P(T) data are 32 mJ/mole-K-2 and 263 K, respectively. Hall coefficients and resistivity in conjugation with electronic heat capacity indicates multiple gap superconductivity signatures in Nb2PdS5. We also studied the impact of hydrostatic pressure (0-1.97 Gpa) on superconductivity of Nb2PdS5 and found nearly no change in T-c for the given pressure range.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 07:34
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 07:34
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1500

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