High Temperature Cuprate Superconductors

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When Bednorz and Müller discovered the superconductivity in a compound La-Ba-Cu-O in 1986, it was considered as a breakthrough in the research of the superconductivity. This leads to the discovery of the other cuprate superconductors, and immediately the transition temperature of the synthesized materials reached to the liquid nitrogen temperature. Today the maximum transition temperature of the cuprate superconductors changes from 35 K for La\(_{2-x}\)Sr\(_x\)CuO\(_4\) to 138 K for Hg\(_{1-x}\)Tl\(_x\)Ba\(_2\)Ca\(_2\)Cu\(_3\)O\(_y\) (the highest record under normal pressure, which extends to \(\sim \)160 K at high pressure)  [1].


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