JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.24, no.7, pp.2099-2102, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Cuprate superconductors, Electrical properties, Superconductivity, BA-CU-O, HIGH-TC, MELT, PHASE, NDBA2CU3OY, SYSTEM
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
This paper presents the synthesis and characterization of the new superconducting compounds with nominal composition, RE3Ba5Cu8O18, RE=Y, Sm and Nd. The onset critical temperatures of the present samples are 97.5, 97 and 95 K for the RE=Y, Sm and Nd, respectively. The first two values are the highest for the RE-Ba-Cu-O superconductors recorded to date. The RE3Ba5Cu8O18 samples crystallize in the orthorhombic system, with increased unit cell volume as Sm and Nd replace the element Y.