Electrical and Structural Properties of RE3Ba5Cu8O18 (RE=Y, Sm and Nd) Superconductors


Topal U., AKDOĞAN M., Ozkan H.

JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.24, no.7, pp.2099-2102, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10948-011-1176-7
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.2099-2102
  • Keywords: Cuprate superconductors, Electrical properties, Superconductivity, BA-CU-O, HIGH-TC, MELT, PHASE, NDBA2CU3OY, SYSTEM

Abstract

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.