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Substitution of chromium for univalent copper in superconducting Pb2Sr2(Ca,Y)Cu3O8+delta

Seshadri, R and Maignan, A and Hervieu, M and Martin, C and Raveau, B and Rao, CNR (1996) Substitution of chromium for univalent copper in superconducting Pb2Sr2(Ca,Y)Cu3O8+delta. In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 127 (1). pp. 64-71.

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Abstract

Following considerations of geometry and the similarity between chromate and carbonate groups in terms of size and charge, we have investigated the possibility of replacing the two-coordinate Cu-I in superconducting lead cuprates of the general formula Pb2Sr2(Ca, Y)CU3O8 by Cr. A high-resolution electron microscopy study coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis on small crystals of the title phases suggests that between 10 and 15% of the Cu-I can be replaced by Cr. While from the present structural study using HRTEM and Rietveld refinement of X-ray powder data we are unable to precisely obtain the oxidation state and oxygen coordination of Cr, we suggest in analogy with Cr substitution in other similar cuprates that in the title phases (CuO2)-O-I rods are partially replaced by tetrahedral CrO42- groups. Infrared spectroscopy supports the presence of CrO42- groups. The phases Pb1.75Sr2Ca0.2Y0.8O8+delta and Pb1.75Sr2Ca0.2Y0.8CCu2.85Cr0.15O8+delta are superconducting as-prepared, but the substitution of Cr for Cu-I results in a decrease of the Te as well as the superconducting volume fraction. (C) 1996 Academic Press, lnc.

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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 06:20
Last Modified: 13 May 2011 06:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37598

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