Superconductivity in the system [Y0.8Ca0.2](SrBa) Cu3-x(BO3)xO7-δ with 0.1≤x≤0.5

Angel Bustamante D., Luis De Los Santos V., Bram L. Willems, Víctor H. Barinotto C., Juan C. González G., Xavier Obradors

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We present X-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements of the compound [Y0.8Ca0.2]SrBaCu3-x(BO3) xO7-δ with 0.1≤x≤0.5. Samples were prepared by the solid state reaction method under normal conditions of pressure and temperature, and replacing amounts of borate (BO3)3- in the Cu(1) site of [Y0.8Ca0.2]SrBaCu3O 7-δ. The X-ray diffraction patterns reveal a monophasic compound. Rietveld refinements were done with the consideration of an orthorhombic crystalline model, belonging to Pmmm spatial group for most the samples; nevertheless there are significant variations in the cell's parameters. We propose the crystalline structure for the [Y0.8Ca 0.2]SrBaCu3-x(BO3)xO 7-δ with the indication of the borate occupying the Cu(1) site. The TC were determinate by the measurements of magnetization versus temperature using a SQUID detection system, which indicates the TC vary according with the concentration of borate. For instance to x=0.10; 0.30 and 0.50, the TC's are 35, 38 and 28 K, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-596
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and its Superior Council of Research under contract N° 041301021.


  • A. Superconductors
  • B. Chemical synthesis
  • C. X-ray diffraction


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