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Crystals 2019, 9(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9010004

Effect of Pressure on the Superconducting Properties of Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O9-δ

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Department of Physics, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA 30597, USA
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Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
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Received: 29 November 2018 / Revised: 14 December 2018 / Accepted: 18 December 2018 / Published: 21 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum and Molecular Mechanic Analysis of Crystalline Materials)
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Abstract

This study investigated the application of pressure on the superconducting properties of a thallium-based cuprate, namely Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O9-δ (Tl-2223). The superconducting transition temperature (Tc) and the critical current density (Jc) were studied by applying ~1 GPa of pressure. This hydrostatic pressure was applied in a piston-cylinder-cell (PCC), using Pb as a manometer and Daphne 7373 oil as the pressure transmitting medium. For estimating the Jc, we used Bean’s critical state formula on the magnetic hysteresis curves at 10 K and 20 K. Both the Tc and Jc improved with pressure. The Jc values increased at both temperatures and the Tc value increased by 4 K with a pressure of 0.8 GPa. These results clearly indicate that pressure is another tool to control properties of quantum materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: cuprates; Tl-2223; pressure cuprates; Tl-2223; pressure
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Ijaduola, A.O.; Shipra, R.; Sefat, A.S. Effect of Pressure on the Superconducting Properties of Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O9-δ. Crystals 2019, 9, 4.

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