Synthesis and crystal structure of Pb (Ba,Sr)2(Ln,Ce)2Cu3Oy (Ln: lanthanoid, y=9-10.4), a new member of the Pb system

A. Tokiwa, T. Oku, M. Nagoshi, D. Shindo, M. Kikuchi, T. Oikawa, K. Hiraga, Y. Syono

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Pb(Ba, Sr)2(Ln, Ce)2Cu3Oy (Ln: lanthanoid, y=9.0-10.4) with (Pb, Cu) double layers and (Ln, Ce) fluorite layers was designed and obtained as a single phase. The structure of Pb(Ba, Sr)2(Ln, Ce)2Cu3Oy, which was derived from Pb(Ba, Sr)2YCu3O y by replacing oxygen-defect Y layers with (Ln, Ce)2O2 layers, was confirmed by high-resolution electron microscopy. The microstructure of (Pb, Cu) double layers of a quenched specimen was examined by means of high-resolution image with an imaging plate. A slowly cooled specimen with an oxygen content of y=10.2 lost 1.2 oxygen atoms above 580°C with an abrupt and reversible transition. The nature of this phase transition was similar to that of PbBaSrYCu3Oy described in our previous paper. No superconductivity was found in Pb(Ba, Sr)2(Ln, Ce)2Cu3Oy in spite of the CuO2 doublet sheets, similar to Pb2Sr2LnCe Cu3Oy with (Ln, Ce) fluorite layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-165
Number of pages11
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 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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