Superconductivity and Magnetic Properties of Spin-Ladder Compounds

  • H. Szymczak
  • R. Szymczak
  • M. Baran
  • L. Leonyuk
  • G. -J. Babonas
  • V. Maltsev
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 545)


A review is given of the structural, magnetic and transport studies on two-leg spin-ladder (M 2Cu2O3)m(CuO2)n systems (where M are divalent or/and trivalent cations). The crystals belonging to these systems consist of two interpenetrated subsystems. The first subsystem [M 2CU2O3] is composed of (CU2O3) two-leg ladder planes and M ions coordinated to them. The second subsystem consists of CuO2 ID-chains. In these materials, the superconductivity was discovered for m/n = 1/1, 5/7, 7/10. The intrinsic and extrinsic superconducting properties of spin-ladder systems are presented and discussed in detail. The important role played by the hole transfer from CuO2 planes to the spin-ladder planes is stressed. It is shown that the superconductivity in this new family of high-temperature superconductors should be described as an extreme type II limit.


Magnetic Susceptibility Critical Current Density Zero Field Cool CuO2 Chain Magn Magn Mater 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Szymczak
    • 1
  • R. Szymczak
    • 1
  • M. Baran
    • 1
  • L. Leonyuk
    • 2
  • G. -J. Babonas
    • 3
  • V. Maltsev
    • 2
  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of PhysicsWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Semiconductor Physics InstituteVilniusLithuania

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