Structure and superconductivity of Y(Ba1-xRx)2Cu3O7-δ (R = La, Pr, and Nd)

H. D. Yang, H. L. Tsay, S. Y. Chen, C. F. Chang, S. H. Chang, C. W. Lin, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Y. C. Chen

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Powder X-ray diffraction and electrical-resistivity measurement were used to study the structure and the Tcvariation of Y(Ba1-xRx)2Cu3O7-δ (0 ≤x ≤ 0.2; R = La, Pr, and Nd). The solubility limit was estimated as x = 0.05, 0.075, and > 0.2 with R = Nd, Pr, and La, respectively, which depends on the ionic radius of dopants. All three series undergo an orthorhombic-to-tetragonal transition at x ~ 0.15-0.2. Meanwhile, the Tc increases slightly through a maximum at x - 0.025, then decreases rapidly with x, indicating an overdoped system for YBa2Cu3O7-δ. Where as, the normal-state resistivity increases with x for all temperature ranges. The similarities and differences with various dopants are discussed in conjunction with ionic size, valence change and hole-filling mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1410
Number of pages2
JournalCzechoslovak Journal of Physics
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1996


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