Solid solution superconductors (Tl1-xHgx)Sr2Ba2Cu2(CO3)Oy were synthetized for x=0-1.0. The crystal structures, especially its superstructure and superconducting properties, were examined by X-ray powder diffraction, electron microscopy, resistivity and susceptibility measurements. The three different crystallographic phases have been observed; Phases I and II have an 8 times commensurate and 7.5 times incommensurate crystal structure and their propagation vector is along . Phase III has a 4.7-4.5 times incommensurate structure along the  direction. The discontinuous change at about x=0.7-0.8 is due to the oxygen deficiency with increasing Hg content Tc also suddenly dropped from 70 to 60 K at about x=0.7-0.8.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering