Pal, Anand and Vajpayee, Arpita and Meena, R. S. and Kishan, H. and Awana, V. P. S. (2009) Single-Step Synthesis of Sr4V2O6Fe2As2: The Blocking Layer Based Potential Future Superconductor. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 22 (7). pp. 619-621. ISSN 1557-1947

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We report synthesis, structural details and transport measurements on Sr4V2O6Fe2As2. Namely, the stoichiometric amounts of V2O5+1/2xSrO(2)+7/2xSr+2xFeAs are weighed mixed, ground thoroughly and palletized in rectangular form in a glove box in high purity Ar atmosphere. The pellet is further sealed in an evacuated (10(-5) torr) quartz tube and put for heat treatments at 750 and 1150A degrees C in a single step for 12 and 36 hours respectively. Finally the quartz ampoule is allowed to cool naturally to room temperature. The as-synthesized sample is black in color. The compound crystallized in P4/nmm space group with lattice parameters a=b=3.925 and c=15.870 . Also seen are some small impurity lines. The compound did not exhibit superconductivity but instead a spin density wave (SDW) like metallic step at around 175 K is seen in R(T) measurements. Principally in [FeAs](-1){Sr4V2O6}(C)[FeAs](-1) the net value of blocking layer charge C must be either less or more than 2, to let it be electron or hole type superconductor respectively. Efforts are under way to achieve superconductivity in the studied system.

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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 09:49
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