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Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 2331–2335 | Cite as

New Perspectives for Cuprate Research: (Ca x La1−x )(Ba1.75−x La0.25+x )Cu3O y Single Crystals

  • Gil Drachuck
  • Meni Shay
  • Galina Bazalitsky
  • Rinat Ofer
  • Zaher Salman
  • Alex Amato
  • Christof Niedermayer
  • Dirk Wulferding
  • Peter Lemmens
  • Amit Keren
Original Paper

Abstract

We report the successful growth of a large (Ca x La1−x )(Ba1.75−x La0.25+x )Cu3O y (CLBLCO) single crystal. In this material, x controls the maximum of T c (\(T_{c}^{\max }\)), with minimal structural changes. Therefore, it allows a search for correlations between material properties and \(T_{c}^{\max }\). We demonstrate that the crystals are good enough for neutron scattering and cleave well enough for Raman scattering. These results open new possibilities for cuprate research.

Keywords

Crystal growth Superconductivity Magnetism 

Notes

Acknowledgements

One of us (A.K.) would like to thank John Tranquada and Genda Gu for a two month visit to their lab and excellent tutorial on single crystal growth, and to Kazimierz Conder and Ekaterina Pomjakushina for helpful discussion. This research was funded by the Israeli Science Foundation and the ESF.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gil Drachuck
    • 1
  • Meni Shay
    • 2
  • Galina Bazalitsky
    • 1
  • Rinat Ofer
    • 1
  • Zaher Salman
    • 3
  • Alex Amato
    • 3
  • Christof Niedermayer
    • 5
  • Dirk Wulferding
    • 4
  • Peter Lemmens
    • 4
  • Amit Keren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Optical EngineeringOrt Braude CollegeKarmielIsrael
  3. 3.Laboratory for Muon SpectroscopyPaul Scherrer InstituteVilligen PSISwitzerland
  4. 4.Institute for Condensed Matter PhysicsTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  5. 5.Laboratory for Neutron ScatteringPaul Scherrer InstituteVilligen PSISwitzerland

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