Anomalous Nuclear Relaxation and Knight Shift Behaviors of 205T1 in High-Tc Tl2Ba2Ca1Cu2O8+δ

Kenji Fujiwara, Yoshio Kitaoka, Kunisuke Asayama, Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida, Yutaka Okabe, Takashi Takahashi

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The nuclear relaxation rate, 1/T1, and Knight shift have been investigated between 4.2 K and 300 K by 205Tl nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) for Tl2Ba2Ca1Cu2O8+δ with Tc = 100 K. It has been observed that there are two Tl sites possessing a different electronic state. The distinct decrease of 1/T1 and Knight shift for both Tl sites has been found just below an onset temperature of T0 = 115 K rather than a zero-resistance temperature of Tc = 100 K. Above T0, 1/T1 is not of the Korringa-type with T1T = const., but exhibits weak temperature dependence, resembling the behavior of the CuO2 plane site of YBa2Cu3O7. The 1/T1 for Tl sites possessing no magnetic moments is demonstrated to reflect the strong spin correlation above T0 through the hybridization with the Cu d-wave function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2893-2896
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1988


  • Knight shift
  • TlBaCaCuO
  • high-T superconductor
  • nuclear magnetic relaxation


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