Flux growth of a new ternary superconducting crystal Nb5Sn2Ga

T. Shishido, K. Ukei, N. Toyota, T. Sasaki, Y. Watanabe, K. Motai, T. Fukuda, H. Takeya, H. Takei

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Single crystals of a new ternary intermetallic compound Nb5Sn2Ga were obtained by the flux method using molten tin as a solvent. The crystal structure is tetragonal (space group D184h-I4/mcm) and isostructural with Nb5Sn2Si. This compound exhibits metallic conductivity and shows a superconductive transition at Tc = 1.75 K. The residual resistivity ratio RRR=ρ(293 K)/ρ(4.2 K) is ≅12. This is the first investigated compound belonging to the ternary Nb-Sb-Ga system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 May


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