Pressure effect on the superconducting transition temperature of Dy 1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-δ

J. G. Lin, Y. Y. Xue, C. W. Chu, X. W. Cao, J. C. Ho

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Abstract

The pressure effect on the superconducting transition temperature (dT c/dP) has been measured for Dy1-xPrxBa 2Cu3O7-δ with x=0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, and 0.3. Although the Tc suppression by Pr is in a different fashion for Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O 7-δ and Dy1-xPrxBa2Cu 3O7-δ, the dTc/dP is similar in these two systems, with respect to x. The measured dTc/dP is positive at small x but becomes negative for x≥0.2 which is associated with the pressure effect on the normal-state resistivity (1/R)(dR/dP). The positive (1/R)(dR/dP) at x≥0.2 indicates that the number of carriers is decreasing under pressure and it supports the picture of hole localization through the hybridization of Pr-4f and O-2p bands. The mechanical pressure has a negative effect on T c for x≥0.2, but chemical pressure has a positive effect on T c according to the results of chemical substitution. This suggests that the large R (=rare earth element) may possibly reduce the Pr-O distance, and increase the hybridization of Pr-4f and O-2p bands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5871-5873
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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