Synthesis of Bulk FeTe1−xSex (x = 0.1−0.5) at Ambient Pressure

Edmund H.H. Lim, K. Y. Tan, Josephine Y.C. Liew, M. M. Awang Kechik, S. A. Halim, S. K. Chen, K. B. Tan, X. Qi

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In this study, polycrystalline samples with nominal composition FeTe1−xSex (x=0.1−0.5) were synthesized by solid-state reaction method at ambient pressure. In order to minimize oxidation, argon gas flow was maintained throughout the heat treatment. The phase formation of FeTe1−xSex samples was checked by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The polycrystalline FeTe1−xSex samples were indexed to a tetragonal structure with space group of P4/nmm. The lattice parameters a- and c-axes shrink significantly with the substitution of Se. As shown by the scanning electron microscope (SEM) images, the samples developed a plate-like grain structure gradually with the increase of Se concentration. Measurements of temperature dependence of magnetic moment showed that the onset of superconducting transition temperature, Tc, increased with Se concentration. The Tc is about 10.6 and 13.5 K for x= 0.1 and 0.5, respectively. All the samples exhibit ferromagnetic behavior asshown by the field-dependent magnetization measured at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2839-2845
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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