TlBaxSr4-xCu2(CO3)Oy oxycarbonates with the Tl-1201 structure were synthesized over a wide range of x (1.0≤x ≤3.2) and examined by X-ray powder diffraction, electron diffraction, high-resolution electron microscopy and magnetometry methods. New phases with the Tl-1201 structure having 6 and 7 times periodicities along the b-axis were isolated. The former was stable for a wide Ba-rich range (1.8≤x≤3.2), and the latter was observed for a smaller Ba content range (1.2≤x≤1.6). The phase stability was found to depend on the synthesis condition. The maximum Tc of the as-synthesized specimen in this series occurred at about 70 K around x=2.0. The Meissner volume fraction of the as-synthesized specimen (x=2.4) was 30% at 5 K.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering