Preparation and superconducting properties of tetragonal ba2ycu3o7-yand ba2eucu3o7-ywith low oxygen-defect concentration (0.05<y<0.20)

Kyoichi Kinoshita, Azusa Matsuda, Takao Ishii, Naobumi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shibata, Takao Watanabe, Tomoaki Yamada

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Tetragonal phases of Ba2YCu3O7-yand Ba2EuCu3O7-ywith low oxygen-defect concentration (0.05<y<0.20) are prepared by synthesis under high oxygen pressure (3–8 atms). As oxygen pressure increases during sintering, the crystal structure of synthesized samples changes from the orthorhombic to tetragonal phase and superconductivity is suppressed. substitution of Y and Eu for Ba is observed to accompany the change to the tetragonal phase. Disordering of oxygen vacancies and such substitution may be vital for the absence of superconductivity because no strong correlation between Tcand oxygen-defect concentration is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L795-L798
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number5A
Publication statusPublished - 1988 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Average Cu valency
  • Ba2EuCu307_y
  • Ba2YCu307_y
  • Crystal structure
  • High-7c superconductor
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Oxygen content
  • Resistivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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