Advertisement

Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 3001–3010 | Cite as

Excess Conductivity Study in Nano-CoFe2O4-Added YBa2Cu3O7−d and Y3Ba5Cu8O18±x Superconductors

  • Y. Slimani
  • E. Hannachi
  • M. K. Ben Salem
  • A. Hamrita
  • M. Ben Salem
  • F. Ben Azzouz
Original Paper

Abstract

We report electrical conductivity fluctuation analyses on YBa2Cu3O7−d (noted Y-123) and Y3Ba5Cu8O18±x (noted Y-358) polycrystalline samples added with nano-sized ferrite cobalt (CoFe2O4) particles. Phases and microstructure have been systematically investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). XRD results reveal that the lattice parameters change for both Y-123 and Y-358 phases. SEM observations show that the grain size is reduced with increasing the content of CoFe2O4 in the yttrium-based superconductor (YBCO) matrix The temperature dependence of electrical resistivity ρ(T) has been measured and the effect of addition of magnetic CoFe2O4 in the paraconductivity region has been reported. The thermodynamic fluctuation is obtained by analyzing the excess of conductivity on the basis of the Aslamazov–Larkin theory. The coherence length, the effective layer thickness, critical magnetic fields, and critical current density are estimated. Superconducting parameters are affected by the nanoparticle addition, and results are discussed in relevance to the structural and microstructure differences between Y-123 and Y-358.

Keywords

High-Tc superconductivity Nano-CoFe2O4 Excess conductivity Critical superconducting parameters 

References

  1. 1.
    Chu, C.W., Hor, P.H., Meng, R.L., Gao, L., Huang, Z.J., Wang, Y.Q.: Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 405 (1987)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bordet, P., Chaillout, C., Chenavas, J., Hodeau, J.L., Marezio, M., Karpinski, J., Kaldis, E.: Nature 336, 596 (1988)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Karpinski, J., Rusiecki, S., Bucher, B., Kaldis, E., Jilek, E.: Phys. C 161, 618 (1989)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Genoud, J.-Y., Graf, T., Triscone, G., Junod, A., Muller, J.: Phys. C 192, 137 (1992)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Aliabadi, A., Akhavan Farshchi, Y., Akhavan, M.: Phys. C 469, 2012 (2009)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ekicibil, A., Cetin, S. K., Ayas, A. O., Coşkun, A., Fırat, T., Kıymac, K.: Solid State Sci. 13, 1954 (2011)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Topal, U., Akdogan, M., Ozkan, H.: J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 24, 2099 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Slimani, Y., Hannachi, E., Ben Salem, M.K., Hamrita, A., Varilci, A., Dachraoui, W., Ben Salem, M., Ben Azzouz, F.: Phys. B 450, 7 (2014)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Aslamazov, L.G., Larkin, A.I.: Sov. Phys. Solid State 10(4), 875 (1968)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Maki, K., Thompson, R.S.: Phys. Rev. B 39, 2767 (1989)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Lawrence, W.E., Doniach, S.: In: Kanda, E. (ed.) Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, p 361. Keigaku, Tokyo (1971)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Sahoo, M., Behera, D.: J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 26, 3017 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ibrahim, E.M.M., Saleh, S.A.: Supercond. Sci. Technol. 20, 672 (2007)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Hasnain, S.M., Mumtaz, M., Khan Nawazish, A.: J. Low. Temp. Phys. 167, 74 (2012)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Sidorenko, A.S., Tagirov, L.R., Rossolenko, A.N., Sidorov, N.S., Zdravkov, V.I., Ryazanov, V.V., Klemm, M., Horn, S., Tidecks, R.: J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 76, 17 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Esmaeili, A., Sedghi, H., Amniat-Talab, M., Talebian, M.: Eur. Phys. J. B 79, 443 (2011)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Akduran, N.: J. Low Temp. Phys. 168, 323 (2012)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Kulpa, A., Chaklader, A.C.D., Osborne, N.R., Roemer, G., Sullivan, B., Williams, D.L.I.: Solid State Commun. 71, 265 (1989)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Xu, Y., Suenaga, M., Tafto, J., Sabatini, R.L., Moodenbaugh, A.R.: Phys. Rev. B 39, 6667 (1989)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Liu, L., Dong, C., Zhang, J., Li, J.: Phys. C 377, 348 (2002)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Wimbush, S.C., Yu, R., Bali, R., Durrell, J.H., MacManus-Driscoll, J.L.: Phys. C 470, S223 (2010)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Sahoo, M., Behera, D.: J. Mater. Sci. Eng. 1, 1000115 (2012)Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Bouchoucha, I., Ben Azzouz, F., Ben Salem, M.: J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 24, 345 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Xu, Y., Izumi, M., Zhang, Y.F., Kimura, Y.: Phys. C 469, 1215 (2009)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Xu, Y., Izumi, M., Tsuzuki, K., Zhang, Y., Xu, C., Murakami, M., Sakai, N., Hirabayashi, I.: Supercond. Sci. Technol. 22, 095009 (2009)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Hannachi, E., Slimani, Y., Ben Salem, M.K., Hamrita, A., Mani, D.K., Ben Salem, M., Ben Azzouz, F.: Mater. Chem. Phys. 159, 185 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Abou Aly, A.I., Mohammed, N.H., Awad, R., Motaweh, H.A., El-Said Bakeer, D.: J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 25, 2281 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Mohanta, A., Behera, D.: Phys. C 470, 295 (2010)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Harabor, A., Harabor, N. A., Deletter, M.: J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mater. 8, 1072 (2006)Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Roa-Rojas, J., Jurelo, A.R., Costa, R.M., Ferreira, L.M., Pureur, P., Orlando, M.T.D., Prieto, P., Nieva, G.: Phys. C 341, 1911 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Mayorga, P.A., Landínez Téllez, D.A., Madueńo, Q., Alfonso, J.E., Roa-Rojas, J.: Braz. J. Phys. 36, 1084 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Roa-Rojas, J., Costa, R.M., Pureur, P.: Phys. Rev. B 61, 12457 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Jurelo, A.R., Costa, R.M., Rodrigues Jr. P., Serbena, F.C.: J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 23, 247 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Sahoo, M., Behera, D.: J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 27, 83 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    Barros, F.M., Fabris, F.W., Pureur, P., Schaf, J., Vieira, V.N., Jurelo, A.R., Cantão, M.P.: Phys. Rev. B 73, 094515 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    Opata, Y.A., Kurelo, A.R., Pinheiro, L.B, de L.G. Junior, P.R., Jurelo, A.R.: Mod. Phys. Lett. B 25, 1671 (2011)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    Bianconi, A., Valletta, A., Perali, A., Saini, N.L.: Phys. C 296, 269 (1998)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  38. 38.
    Rojas Sarmiento, M.P., Uribe Laverde, M.A., Vera López, E., Landineza, D.A., Roa-Rojas, J.: Phys. B 398, 360 (2007)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  39. 39.
    Wang, X.L., Horvat, J., Gu, G.D., Uprety, K.K., Liu, H.K., Dou, S.X.: Phys. C 337, 221 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Slimani
    • 1
  • E. Hannachi
    • 1
  • M. K. Ben Salem
    • 1
  • A. Hamrita
    • 1
  • M. Ben Salem
    • 1
  • F. Ben Azzouz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Physics of Materials - Structure and Properties, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of BizerteUniversity of CarthageZarzounaTunisia
  2. 2.College of Sciences-Girls, Department of PhysicsUniversity of DammamDammamSaudi Arabia

Personalised recommendations