Synthesis and superconductivity of 'Hg2Cl2'-intercalated Bi2Sr2Can-1CunOz n = 1-3 compounds

Y. Muraoka, M. Kikuchi, N. Ohnishi, N. Kobayashi, K. Hiraga, Y. Syono

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We have found that 'Hg2Cl2' can be intercalated into Bi2Sr2Can-1CunOz (n = -3 superconductors. Intercalated phases were examined by X-ray powder diffraction, electron diffractions, energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis and magnetometry. The expansion along the c-axis upon interaction was estimated to be about 3.5Å for n = 1-3 specimens. The presence of both Hg and Cl atoms was confirmed by EDX analysis. The intercalated phase with tetragonal symmetry of n = 1 has a superstructure of three times the peroskite unit along the a-axis, and has kept the staggered stacking of the basic building blocks of the host sample. The superconductivity of the n = 2 phase is also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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