Study of (DNPs) x /CuTl-1223 Nanoparticle-Superconductor Composites

  • M. Mumtaz
  • Zafar Iqbal
  • M. Raza Hussain
  • Liaqat Ali
  • M. Waqee-ur-Rehman
  • M. Saqib
Original Paper


Sol-gel and solid-state reaction methods were used to synthesize diamond nanoparticles (DNPs) and (DNPs) x /CuTl-1223 (x = 0, 0.25, 0.50, and 1.00 wt.%) nanoparticle-superconductor composites, respectively. Effects of these DNPs on structural, morphological, compositional, and transport properties of CuTl-1223 superconducting phase were investigated by different experimental techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and resistivity versus temperature (R-T) measurements. The unchanged crystal structure and stoichiometry of host CuTl-1223 superconducting matrix with addition of DNPs gave evidence about the dispersion of nanoparticles at the grain boundaries of the host matrix, which may heal up the inter-granular voids and pores resulting in enhanced inter-grain connectivity. Critical transition temperature T c (0) and hole concentration of CuTl-1223 superconductor were observed to be increased with addition of DNPs up to a certain optimum value (i.e. x = 0.5 wt.%).


(DNPs)x/CuTl-1223 nanoparticle-superconductor composites Diamonds nanoparticles Superconducting properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mumtaz
    • 1
  • Zafar Iqbal
    • 2
  • M. Raza Hussain
    • 2
  • Liaqat Ali
    • 1
  • M. Waqee-ur-Rehman
    • 1
  • M. Saqib
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences (FBAS)International Islamic University (IIU)IslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsRiphah International UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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