Synthesis and characterisation of the ceramic superconductor in the (Tl,Cu)(Sr Yb)2CaCu207-8 system / Noor Syarwana Zakaria

Zakaria, Noor Syarwana (2008) Synthesis and characterisation of the ceramic superconductor in the (Tl,Cu)(Sr Yb)2CaCu207-8 system / Noor Syarwana Zakaria. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Samples with compositions of (Tli.yCuy)(Sri,8 Yb0.2)CaCu 2O7-5 (y=0.0 to 0.6) have been prepared and characterized using conventional solid-state synthesis method. Results of critical temperature (Tc) measurements, room-temperature resistivity measurements, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, and microstructure investigation using scanning electron microscope (SEM) are presented. Temperature dependent electric resistance measurements on the series showed that the normal state behavior and superconducting properties can be controlled by adjusting Cu concentration. For the series, normal state resistance changes from metallic behavior (y=0.0-0.4) to semimetallic behavior (y=0.5) and insulating behavior (y=0.6). Tc zero gradually increased from 53.9 K (y=0.0) to a maximum value of 83.6 K at y=0.4 before decreasing with further Cu substitution. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns showed all samples consists of major 1212 phase and minor 1201 phase. The effects of Cu substitutions are discussed in terms of Tc, T11212 phase formation and the concept of average copper valence.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Zakaria, Noor Syarwana
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Mohd Yusof, Mohd Isa (Haji)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Electricity and magnetism > Electricity > Electric current (General) > Electric conductivity
Q Science > QC Physics > Electricity and magnetism > Electricity > Electric current (General) > Electric conductivity > Semiconductor physics > Superconducting materials. Superconductors
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physics
Item ID: 46837
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ceramic, Superconductor, Solid-state synthesis
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46837

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