The Effects of Transition Metal Substitutions for Copper in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconducting System


The effects of transition metal dopants on superconductivity in samples of nominal composition Bi2CaSr2(Cu1-xMx)208+δ with M = Co, Fe, Ni and Zn have been investigated for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. Co and Fe additions progressively suppress the ? of the doped material and result in semiconducting behaviour for x ≤ 0.2. In the ranges 0 ≤ x ≤ .07 and near x = 1.0, x-ray diffraction reveals the samples are essentially single phase but are multiphase otherwise. Ni and Zn dopants have only a very slight effect on Tc; however, EDX analysis reveals these elements are not significantly Incorporated into the superconducting phase.

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Bennett, J.C., Boswell, F.W., Corbett, J.M. et al. The Effects of Transition Metal Substitutions for Copper in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconducting System. MRS Online Proceedings Library 169, 1049–1052 (1989).

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