Preparation of the bulk superconductor Tl2Ba2Ca3Cu4O12

M. Kikuchi, S. Nakajima, Y. Syono, K. Hiraga, T. Oku, D. Shindo, N. Kobayashi, H. Iwasaki, Y. Muto

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The bulk superconductor Tl2Ba2Ca3Cu4O12 with Tc (onset) above 112 K has been prepared and structure and chemical composition were examined by X-ray powder diffraction, analytical (EDX) and high resolution electron microscopy. Unit cell dimensions for the tetragonal cell determined by the least squares method are a = 3.853 (1) A ̊, c=41.98 (3) Å. The transition temperature, Tc, of the double layered Tl system increases with the number of Cu-O layers (n) up to n = 3, while it turns down at n = 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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