We performed X-ray diffraction (XRD) and DC magnetic susceptibility measurements to elucidate the crystal structure and superconducting properties of KSr2Nb3O10. From the diffraction pattern indexing, it was found that KSr2Nb3O10 crystallizes with monoclinic symmetry, space group P21/m(11). We succeeded in preparing high temperature (HT) and low temperature (LT) phases of KSr2Nb3O10 powder samples synthesized by a conventional solid state reaction and an ion-exchange reaction, respectively. Superconductivity was observed at 4 K by Li intercalation and it was found that the superconducting volume fraction of the LT phase (~ 1.4%) is clearly larger than that of the HT phase (0.07%).
- Crystal structure
- Nb-based compound
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering