Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

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Crystal structures and superconductivity of bismuth high temperature superconductors (Review)

  • V. F. Shamrai


In this review, a correlation between crystal structures and superconducting characteristics of high temperature bismuth superconductors (Bi HTSCs) is analyzed. The most well known works on refining of Bi-HTSC crystal structures are considered. The combined effect of anisotropy, caused by the layer character of the structures, and thermal fluctuations on superconducting characteristics of these compounds is discussed. The basic statements of the model of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ disproportionately modulated structures are considered.


high temperature superconductors crystal lattices critical temperature disproportionate modulations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceMoscowRussia

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