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  1. Superconducting properties of La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} under pressure

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    Schottenhamel, Wolf; Wolter-Giraud, Anja; Buechner, Bernd [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Huecker, Markus [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-07-01

    La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} displays an anomalous doping dependence associated with a deep suppression of superconductivity at the hole concentration x=1/8. The so-called 1/8-anomaly is accompanied by a structural transition in the average rotational symmetry of the CuO{sub 2} planes coinciding with the onset of a charge stripe order. It has been claimed that static stripe order destroys the superconducting phase coherence, while dynamic stripe correlations may promote superconductivity. In order to achieve more information about the relationship between superconductivity, stripe order and crystal structure we performed magnetization measurements under pressure up to 3 GPa on the single crystalline La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} with 0.095 ≤ x ≤ 0.125. Moreover, we relate the magnetization data to pressure dependent X-Ray diffraction studies. This way, we show that the specific superconducting properties as function of pressure are clearly correlated to structural changes.

  2. Percolative superconductivity in La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4.06} by lattice granularity patterns with scanning micro x-ray absorption near edge structure

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    Poccia, Nicola [MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P. O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede (Netherlands); RICMASS Rome International Center for Materials Science Superstripes, via dei Sabelli 119A, 00185 Roma (Italy); Chorro, Matthieu [Synchrotron SOLEIL L' Orme des Merisiers, 91190 Paris S.Aubin (France); Ricci, Alessandro [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); RICMASS Rome International Center for Materials Science Superstripes, via dei Sabelli 119A, 00185 Roma (Italy); Xu, Wei [Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Marcelli, Augusto [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); NSRL, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); RICMASS Rome International Center for Materials Science Superstripes, via dei Sabelli 119A, 00185 Roma (Italy); Campi, Gaetano [Institute of Crystallography, CNR, via Salaria Km 29.300, Monterotondo, 00015 Rome (Italy); RICMASS Rome International Center for Materials Science Superstripes, via dei Sabelli 119A, 00185 Roma (Italy); Bianconi, Antonio [RICMASS Rome International Center for Materials Science Superstripes, via dei Sabelli 119A, 00185 Roma (Italy); Institute of Crystallography, CNR, via Salaria Km 29.300, Monterotondo, 00015 Rome (Italy)

    2014-06-02

    The simplest cuprate superconductor La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+y} with mobile oxygen interstitials exhibits a clear phase separation. It is known that oxygen interstitials enter into the rocksalt La{sub 2}O{sub 2+y} spacer layers forming oxygen interstitials rich puddles and poor puddles but only recently a bulk multiscale structural phase separation has been observed by using scanning micro X-ray diffraction. Here we get further information on their spatial distribution, using scanning La L{sub 3}-edge micro X-ray absorption near edge structure. Percolating networks of oxygen rich puddles are observed in different micrometer size portions of the crystals. Moreover, the complex surface resistivity shows two jumps associated to the onset of intra-puddle and inter-puddles percolative superconductivity. The similarity of oxygen doped La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+y}, with the well established phase separation in iron selenide superconductors is also discussed.

  3. Charge density wave fluctuations in La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} and their competition with superconductivity

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    Croft, Thomas; Lester, Christopher; Hayden, Stephen [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol (United Kingdom); Bombardi, Alessandro; Senn, Mark [Diamond Light Source Ltd., Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)

    2015-07-01

    The recent observations of charge and stripe correlations in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} and La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} has reinvigorated interest in their role in influencing the superconductivity of the cuprates. However, structural complications of these systems makes it difficult to isolate the effect the lattice has in inducing the charge order. Here, we report hard X-ray diffraction measurements on three compositions (x=0.11,0.12,0.13) of the high-temperature superconductor La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}, a canonical example of HTS with T{sub c} ∼ 35 K and a simple crystal structure. All samples show charge-density-wave (CDW) order with onset temperatures in the range 51-80 K and ordering wavevectors close to (0.23,0,0.5). We present a phase diagram of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} including the pseudogap phase, CDW and magnetic order.

  4. On the effect of Cd doping for Ca in La{sub 3}CaBa{sub 3}Cu{sub 7}O {sub y} superconducting cuprate

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    Kandyel, Elsayed [Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Tanta University, Tanta 31527 (Egypt)]. E-mail: skandyel@yahoo.com; Elsabawy, Khaled M. [Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Tanta University, Tanta 31527 (Egypt)

    2006-02-15

    We report on the influence of isovalent substitution of Cd{sup 2+} for Ca{sup 2+} on the structural, electrical and magnetic properties of La{sub 3}CaBa{sub 3}Cu{sub 7}O {sub y}. Based on X-ray diffraction and DSC measurements, Cd can replace upto 100% of Ca ions without affecting the basic crystal structure or the formation of any impurity phases. Both T {sub c} and oxygen content decrease monotonously with Cd content. Contrary to Y-123, the transition from the region of maximal T {sub c} to the non-superconducting state takes place within a narrow range of oxygen content. The difference in chemical properties between Cd and Ca, as well as the observed concomitant decrease in the oxygen content, is believed to be responsible for the structural changes and suppression of superconductivity through the reduction of oxygen in the Cu-O layers when Cd replaces Ca.

  5. Magnetization study on the superconducting filled skutterudite La{sub 0.8}Rh{sub 4}P{sub 12}

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    Imai, Motoharu [National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Akaishi, Minoru [National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan); Shirotani, Ichimin [Muroran Institute for Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto, Muroran, Hokkaido 050-8585 (Japan)

    2007-08-15

    A magnetization study on the superconducting filled skutterudite La{sub 0.8}Rh{sub 4}P{sub 12} has revealed the lower critical field H{sub C1}(0) of 71(2) Oe and the upper critical field H{sub C2}(0) of 126(7) kOe. Using these values, the coherent length {xi}(0), penetration depth {lambda}(0) and Ginzburg-Landau parameter {kappa}(0) were determined to be 5.1(1) nm, 3.1(2) x 10{sup 2} nm and 60(3), respectively. The estimated critical current was 18.4 kA cm{sup -2} at 4.2 K and 0 kOe using the Bean model.

  6. Stripe order in superconducting La>2-xBaxCuO4 (0.095 < x < 0.155)

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    Hucker, Markus [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); v. Zimmermann, Martin [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor, Hamburg (Germany); Gu, Genda D. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Xu, Z. J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wen, J. S. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Xu, Guangyong [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Kang, H. J. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States); Zheludev, A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Tranquada, John M. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2011-03-17

    The correlations between stripe order, superconductivity, and crystal structure in La>2-x Bax CuO4 single crystals have been studied by means of x-ray and neutron diffraction as well as static magnetization measurements. The derived phase diagram shows that charge stripe order (CO) coexists with bulk superconductivity in a broad range of doping around x=1/8 , although the CO order parameter and correlation length fall off quickly for x≠1/8 . Except for x=0.155 , the onset of CO always coincides with the transition between the orthorhombic and the tetragonal or less orthorhombic low-temperature structures. The CO transition evolves from a sharp drop at low x to a more gradual transition at higher x , eventually falling below the structural phase boundary for optimum doping. With respect to the interlayer CO correlations, we find no qualitative change of the stripe stacking order as a function of doping, and in-plane and out-of-plane correlations disappear simultaneously at the transition. Similarly to the CO, the spin stripe order (SO) is also most pronounced at x=1/8 . Truly static SO sets in below the CO and coincides with the first appearance of in-plane superconducting correlations at temperatures significantly above the bulk transition to superconductivity (SC). Indications that bulk SC causes a reduction of the spin or charge stripe order could not be identified. We argue that CO is the dominant order that is compatible with SC pairing but competes with SC phase coherence. Comparing our results with data from the literature, we find good agreement if all results are plotted as a function of x' instead of the nominal x , where x' represents an estimate of the actual Ba content, extracted from the doping dependence of the structural transition between the orthorhombic phase and the tetragonal high-temperature phase.

  7. Preparation of submicrometre La{sub 3}CaBa{sub 3}Cu{sub 7}O{sub y} superconducting powder with a polymeric precursor method using different polyprotic acids

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    You, S.Y.; Shy, J.T.; Wang, C.M.; Kao, H-C.I. [Department of Chemistry, Tamkang University, Tamsui 25137, Taiwan (China)

    1998-08-01

    Submicrometre La{sub 3}CaBa{sub 3}Cu{sub 7}O{sub y} (La-3137) superconducting powder is prepared by a polymeric polyprotic acid (PA)/ethylene glycol (EG) derived precursor method. Six different PAs, oxalic acid, succinic acid, adipic acid, malic aid, tartaric acid and citric acid, are selected. It is found that of the six PAs citric acid gives the best results in terms of the particle size, homogeneity, carbon residue and T{sub c} values of the resulting La-3137 superconducting powder. (author)

  8. Electron-phonon anomaly related to charge stripes: Static stripe phase versus optimally doped superconducting La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4}

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    Reznik, D.; Pintschovius, L. [Inst Festkorperphys, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, D-76021 Karlsruhe, (Germany); Reznik, D. [CEA Saclay, Leon Brillouin Lab, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, (France); Fujita, M.; Yamada, K. [Tohoku Univ, Inst Mat Res, Aoba Ku, Sendai, Miyagi 9808577, (Japan); Gu, G.D.; Tranquada, J.M. [Brookhaven Natl Lab, Dept Phys, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

    2007-07-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering was used to study the Cu-O bond-stretching vibrations in optimally doped La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} (T{sub c} = 35 K) and in two other cuprates showing static stripe order at low temperatures, i.e., La{sub 1.48}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.12}CuO{sub 4} and La{sub 1.875}Ba{sub 0.125}CuO{sub 4}. All three compounds exhibit a very similar phonon anomaly, which is not predicted by conventional band theory. It is argued that the phonon anomaly reflects a coupling to charge inhomogeneities in the form of stripes, which remain dynamic in superconducting La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} down to the lowest temperatures. These results show that the phonon effect indicating stripe formation is not restricted to a narrow region of the phase diagram around the so-called 1/8 anomaly but occurs in optimally doped samples as well. (authors)

  9. Synthesis, characterization, phase diagrams and superconducting and normal state magnetic properties of La{sub 2{minus}x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (0 {le} x {le} 0.08) and electrochemically oxidized La{sub 2{minus}x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} (0 {le} x {le} 0.33, 0 {le} {delta} {le} 0.12)

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    Chou, F.

    1993-08-01

    La{sub 2{minus}x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (0 {le} x {le} 0.15) can all be intercalated with oxygen by a novel electrochemical oxidation method. Bulk superconductivity is found with an onset {Tc} {approx} 40 K for the whole range 0.01 {le} x {le} 0.15; for x = 0.25 and 0.33, the electrochemical oxidation did not improve the superconducting properties. The magnetic susceptibility {chi}(T = 50--320 K) data for La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4.11} and La{sub 1.92}Sr{sub 0.08}CuO{sub 4.07} are nearly identical with those of conventionally prepared La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4}, indicating that the hole doping level (p) in the CuO{sub 2} planes of the three compounds is nearly the same. Combined thermogravimetric analysis and iodometric titration experiments indicate that part of the intercalated oxygen has a formal valence close to {minus}1. The maximum doped-hole concentration in the CuO{sub 2} planes that can be achieved from combined Sr-doping and electrochemical oxygen doping for 0 {le} x {le} 0.15 is p {approx} 0.16 holes/formula unit. Oxygen can also intercalate into single crystal La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} through a slow electrochemical oxidation process. The required low current and long time for the charging process reflects that the oxygen intercalation for a single crystal is limited by its small specific surface area and long diffusion distance. The anisotropic superconducting, magnetic and transport properties are summarized and compared with those of polycrystalline La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} as well as of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{delta}} and La{sub 2{minus}x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} single crystals. The single crystal La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} has a maximum {Tc} {approx} 40 K, which is lower than that ({Tc} {approx} 42--45) of the corresponding polycrystalline samples. The magnetic phase diagram of La{sub 2{minus}x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} in the antiferromagnetic (AF) regime (0 {le} x {le} 0.02) has been derived from {sup 139}La NQR studies from 4 to 250 K.

  10. Synthesis, characterization, phase diagrams and superconducting and normal state magnetic properties of La>2-xSrxCuO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.08) and electrochemically oxidized La>2-xSrxCuO4+δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.33, 0 ≤ δ ≤ 0.12)

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    Chou, Fangcheng [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    1993-08-01

    La>2-xSrxCuO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.15) can all be intercalated with oxygen by a novel electrochemical oxidation method. Bulk superconductivity is found with an onset Tc~ 40 K for the whole range 0.01 ≤ x ≤ 0.15; for x = 0.25 and 0.33, the electrochemical oxidation did not improve the superconducting properties. The magnetic susceptibility χ(T = 50--320 K) data for La>2CuO4.11 and La>1.92Sr0.08CuO4.07 are nearly identical with those of conventionally prepared La>1.85Sr0.15CuO4, indicating that the hole doping level (p) in the CuO2 planes of the three compounds is nearly the same. Combined thermogravimetric analysis and iodometric titration experiments indicate that part of the intercalated oxygen has a formal valence close to -1. The maximum doped-hole concentration in the CuO2 planes that can be achieved from combined Sr-doping and electrochemical oxygen doping for 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.15 is p ~ 0.16 holes/formula unit. Oxygen can also intercalate into single crystal La>2CuO4 through a slow electrochemical oxidation process. The required low current and long time for the charging process reflects that the oxygen intercalation for a single crystal is limited by its small specific surface area and long diffusion distance. The anisotropic superconducting, magnetic and transport properties are summarized and compared with those of polycrystalline La>2CuO4+δ as well as of YBa2Cu3O7-δ and La>2-xSrxCuO4 single crystals. The single crystal La>2CuO4+δ has a maximum Tc ~ 40 K, which is lower than that (Tc ~ 42--45) of the corresponding polycrystalline samples. The magnetic phase diagram of La>2-xSrxCuO4 in the antiferromagnetic (AF) regime (0 ≤ x ≤ 0

  11. Superconductivity

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    Poole, Charles P; Farach, Horacio A

    1995-01-01

    Superconductivity covers the nature of the phenomenon of superconductivity. The book discusses the fundamental principles of superconductivity; the essential features of the superconducting state-the phenomena of zero resistance and perfect diamagnetism; and the properties of the various classes of superconductors, including the organics, the buckministerfullerenes, and the precursors to the cuprates. The text also describes superconductivity from the viewpoint of thermodynamics and provides expressions for the free energy; the Ginzburg-Landau and BCS theories; and the structures of the high

  12. Superconductivity

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    Thomas, D B

    1974-01-01

    A short general review is presented of the progress made in applied superconductivity as a result of work performed in connection with the high-energy physics program in Europe. The phenomenon of superconductivity and properties of superconductors of Types I and II are outlined. The main body of the paper deals with the development of niobium-titanium superconducting magnets and of radio-frequency superconducting cavities and accelerating structures. Examples of applications in and for high-energy physics experiments are given, including the large superconducting magnet for the Big European Bubble Chamber, prototype synchrotron magnets for the Super Proton Synchrotron, superconducting d.c. beam line magnets, and superconducting RF cavities for use in various laboratories. (0 refs).

  13. Superconductivity

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    1989-07-01

    SUPERCONDUCTIVITY HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS Electric power generation/transmission Energy storage Acoustic projectors Weapon launchers Catapult Ship propulsion • • • Stabilized...temperature superconductive shields could be substantially enhanced by use of high-Tc materials. 27 28 NRAC SUPERCONDUCTIVITY SHIP PROPULSION APPLICATIONS...motor shown in the photograph. As a next step in the evolution of electric-drive ship propulsion technology, DTRC has proposed to scale up the design

  14. Superconductivity

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    Ketterson, John B

    2008-01-01

    Conceived as the definitive reference in a classic and important field of modern physics, this extensive and comprehensive handbook systematically reviews the basic physics, theory and recent advances in the field of superconductivity. Leading researchers, including Nobel laureates, describe the state-of-the-art in conventional and unconventional superconductors at a particularly opportune time, as new experimental techniques and field-theoretical methods have emerged. In addition to full-coverage of novel materials and underlying mechanisms, the handbook reflects continued intense research into electron-phone based superconductivity. Considerable attention is devoted to high-Tc superconductivity, novel superconductivity, including triplet pairing in the ruthenates, novel superconductors, such as heavy-Fermion metals and organic materials, and also granular superconductors. What’s more, several contributions address superconductors with impurities and nanostructured superconductors. Important new results on...

  15. Superconductivity

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    Poole, Charles P; Creswick, Richard J; Prozorov, Ruslan

    2014-01-01

    Superconductivity, Third Edition is an encyclopedic treatment of all aspects of the subject, from classic materials to fullerenes. Emphasis is on balanced coverage, with a comprehensive reference list and significant graphics from all areas of the published literature. Widely used theoretical approaches are explained in detail. Topics of special interest include high temperature superconductors, spectroscopy, critical states, transport properties, and tunneling. This book covers the whole field of superconductivity from both the theoretical and the experimental point of view. This third edition features extensive revisions throughout, and new chapters on second critical field and iron based superconductors.

  16. The temperature-dependent magnetization profile across an epitaxial bilayer of ferromagnetic La{sub 2/3}Ca{sub 1/3}MnO{sub 3} and superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}}

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    Brueck, S [University of Wuerzburg, Physikalisches Institut, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany); Treiber, S; Macke, S; Audehm, P; Goering, E [Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Heisenbergstrasse 3, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Christiani, G; Soltan, S; Habermeier, H-U [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Albrecht, J, E-mail: seb@brueck-online.com [Hochschule Aalen, Beethovenstrasse 1, D-73430 Aalen (Germany)

    2011-03-15

    Epitaxial bilayers of ferromagnetic (FM) La{sub 2/3}Ca{sub 1/3}MnO{sub 3} (LCMO) and superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO) have been grown on single-crystalline SrTiO{sub 3} (STO) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The manganese magnetization profile across the FM layer has been determined with high spatial resolution at low temperatures by x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity (XRMR) performed at the BESSY II synchrotron light source of the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. It is found that not only the adjacent superconductor but also the substrate underneath influences the magnetization of the LCMO film at the interface at low temperatures. Both effects can be investigated individually by XRMR.

  17. High temperature interfacial superconductivity

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    Bozovic, Ivan [Mount Sinai, NY; Logvenov, Gennady [Port Jefferson Station, NY; Gozar, Adrian Mihai [Port Jefferson, NY

    2012-06-19

    High-temperature superconductivity confined to nanometer-scale interfaces has been a long standing goal because of potential applications in electronic devices. The spontaneous formation of a superconducting interface in bilayers consisting of an insulator (La.sub.2CuO.sub.4) and a metal (La.sub.1-xSr.sub.xCuO.sub.4), neither of which is superconducting per se, is described. Depending upon the layering sequence of the bilayers, T.sub.c may be either .about.15 K or .about.30 K. This highly robust phenomenon is confined to within 2-3 nm around the interface. After exposing the bilayer to ozone, T.sub.c exceeds 50 K and this enhanced superconductivity is also shown to originate from a 1 to 2 unit cell thick interfacial layer. The results demonstrate that engineering artificial heterostructures provides a novel, unconventional way to fabricate stable, quasi two-dimensional high T.sub.c phases and to significantly enhance superconducting properties in other superconductors. The superconducting interface may be implemented, for example, in SIS tunnel junctions or a SuFET.

  18. Spin density wave induced disordering of the vortex lattice in superconducting La>2−xSrxCuO4

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    Chang, J.; White, J.S.; Laver, M.

    2012-01-01

    We use small-angle neutron scattering to study the superconducting vortex lattice in La2-xSrxCuO4 as a function of doping and magnetic field. We show that near optimally doping the vortex lattice coordination and the superconducting coherence length. are controlled by a Van Hove singularity cross...

  19. Impact of Y and Mn-codoping on magnetism and superconductivity in La{sub 1-z}Y{sub z}Fe{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}AsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x}

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    Kappenberger, Rhea; Wachtel, Rowena; Blum, Christian G.F.; Wolter-Giraud, Anja [IFW Dresden, Institute for Solid State Research, Dresden (Germany); Hammerath, Franziska [IFW Dresden, Institute for Solid State Research, Dresden (Germany); Dipartimento di Fisica e Unita di CNISM di Pavia, Pavia (Italy); Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden (Germany); Asfaw Afrassa, Mesfin [IFW Dresden, Institute for Solid State Research, Dresden (Germany); Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Carretta, Pietro; Sanna, Samuele [Dipartimento di Fisica e Unita di CNISM di Pavia, Pavia (Italy); Wurmehl, Sabine; Buechner, Bernd [IFW Dresden, Institute for Solid State Research, Dresden (Germany); Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    It has been shown by Kamihara et al. that F doping of the iron oxypnictide LaFeAsO leads to the emergence of superconductivity. Doping of the parent compound with Y on the La site also increases T{sub c}, whereas Mn doping on the Fe site has been reported to have a detrimental effect to superconductivity [3,4]. We investigated the interplay of doping by substituting those different positions at the same time. The samples where characterized using EDX, XRD, SQUID and μSR. It was shown that Y doping indeed has a stabilizing effect on the superconductivity even in the presence of small amounts of Mn.

  20. Peculiar evolution of the c-axis charge transport in La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} single crystals from antiferromagnetic insulator to superconducting regime

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    Komiya, Seiki; Ando, Yoichi; Sun, X.F.; Lavrov, A.N

    2003-05-15

    The in-plane and the out-of-plane resistivities ({rho}{sub ab} and {rho}{sub c}) are measured in high-quality La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} single crystals in the lightly to moderately doped region (x=0.01-0.10). It is found that the resistivity ratio {rho}{sub c}/{rho}{sub ab} at moderate temperatures (100-300 K) is almost completely independent of doping for 0.01{<=}x{<=}0.05. It is discussed that this striking doping-independence of {rho}{sub c}/{rho}{sub ab} is consistent with the idea that charges form a self-organized network of hole-rich paths, which also explains the unusually metallic in-plane transport in the lightly-doped region.

  1. Transport properties of carbide superconductor La{sub 2}C{sub 3}

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    Kim, J. S. [Dept. of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea, Republic of); Kremer, R. K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Stuttgart (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-03-15

    We investigate the electrical and thermal transport properties of a sesquicarbide superconductor La{sub 2}C{sub 3}, including electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power, and thermal conductivity. The electrical resistivity exhibits a typical metallic character with a saturation behavior at high temperatures. The thermoelectric power shows a metallic behavior with pronounced phonon-drag effect, comparable with pure metals. The broad peak of the thermal conductivity is observed in the superconducting state, which is rapidly suppressed by magnetic fields. These observations suggest that the electron-phonon scattering is significant in La{sub 2}C{sub 3}, which is relevant with the relatively high-T{sub c} in La{sub 2}C{sub 3} through strong electron-phonon coupling with low frequency phonon modes.

  2. Superconductivity from valence fluctuations with finite u

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    Brandow, B.H.

    1989-01-01

    The finite-U paring mechanism of Newns is found to be opposed by a magnetic tendency arising from Gutzwiller renormalization of the hybridization. This competition restricts superconductivity and also reproduces the parabolic rise and fall of T/sub c/ in La/sub 2/minus//chi//Sr/sub /chi//CuO/sub 4/ with increasing x. 9 refs.

  3. Anharmonic phonons and high-temperature superconductivity

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    Crespi, V.H.; Cohen, M.L. (Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))

    1993-07-01

    We examine a simple model of anharmonic phonons with application to the superconducting isotope effect. Linear and quadratic electron-phonon coupling are considered for various model potentials. The results of the model calculations are compared with the high-temperature superconductors La[sub 2[minus][ital x

  4. Influence of calcium on transport properties, band spectrum and superconductivity of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} and YBa{sub 1.5}La{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y}{sup {center_dot}}

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    Gasumyants, V.E.; Vladimirskaya, E.V. [State Technical Univ., St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Patrina, I.B. [Institute of Silicate Chemistry, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    1994-12-31

    The comparative investigation of transport phenomena in Y{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (0y>6.87 and 6.73La{sub 0.5}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (0y>6.96) and YBa{sub 2-x}La{sub x}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} (0superconductive properties of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y}{sup {center_dot}}. The results obtained suggest that Ca gives rise to some peculiarities in band spectrum of this compound.

  5. Structure and superconductivity of room temperature chemically oxidized La>2-xNdxCuO4+y (0<=x<=0.5)

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    Rial, C.; Moran, E.; Alario-Franco, M.A.

    1997-01-01

    of oxygen introduced in the semiconducting starting materials relieves partially the distortion of the structure, which increases for increasing Nd content, and provides the hole doping required for superconductivity. The extra oxygen content decreases along this series of compounds as the Nd......-doping increases, probably due to the progressive contraction of the structure along the c-axis. Analogies and differences in the modifications induced by the oxidation process in the present La2-xNdxCuO4+y materials and in related compounds La2-x(Ca/Sr/Ba)(x)CuO4+y (x less than or equal to 0.15) are reported...

  6. Incommensurate spin ordering and fluctuations in underdoped La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4}

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    Dunsiger, Sarah [Physics Department E21, Technical University of Munich, Garching (Germany); Zhao, Yang; Gaulin, Bruce; Dabkowska, Hanna [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada); Yamani, Zahra; Buyers, William [Canadian Neutron Beam Centre, NRC, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, ON (Canada); Qiu, Yiming; Copley, John [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland (United States); Sidis, Yvan; Bourges, Philippe [Laboratoire Leon Brillouin, CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2008-07-01

    The diverse magnetic properties of the La{sub 2-x}(Sr,Ba){sub x}CuO{sub 4} transition metal oxides may be tuned in a controllable way by doping with mobile holes. In one interpretation, the holes are believed to organise into correlated static or dynamic stripes. We report the first observation of static incommensurate spin ordering in underdoped La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (x=0.025, 0.05, 0.08) using neutron diffraction. Elastic collinear incommensurate peaks are observed below the superconducting transition (T{sub C}{proportional_to}27 K) in La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (x=0.08). In marked contrast, diagonal satellite peaks have been observed at low temperature in positions rotated by 45 {sup circle} within the (HK0) plane for La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (x{proportional_to}0.025, 0.05). Our neutron scattering results are compared with analogous studies on La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} which indicate that such a rotation of the spin structure may be a generic feature of the underdoped La-214 cuprates.

  7. Magnetic excitations in overdoped La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}

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    Wakimoto, S. [QuBS, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Yamada, K. [Institute for Material Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)], E-mail: kyamada@imr.tohoku.ac.jp; Tranquada, J.M. [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States); Frost, C.D. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Swainson, I. [National Research Council, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada K0J 1J0 (Canada); Birgeneau, R.J. [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2007-09-01

    Spin excitations of overdoped La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (0.25 {<=} x {<=} 0.30) have been studied by neutron scattering utilizing triple-axis and time-of-flight spectrometers. Low-energy excitation spectra ({omega} {<=} 10 meV) for all of the superconducting samples show a maximum around {omega} = 6 meV with a maximum value of dynamic spin susceptibility {chi}''({omega}) that decreases linearly with T{sub c} as doping increases. The magnetic scattering cross section finally disappears at x = 0.30, coincident with the disappearance of bulk superconductivity. Time-of-flight measurements for x 0.25 and 0.30 show markedly suppressed magnetic scattering intensities at intermediate energies (20 {<=} {omega} {<=} 80 meV) in contrast to those of the stripe-ordered La{sub 1.875}Ba{sub 0.125}CuO{sub 4}, which shows large spectral weight near the saddle point of the 'hour-glass' shape dispersion. These facts imply a cooperative correlation between the dynamic incommensurate state and the superconductivity.

  8. Applied superconductivity

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    Newhouse, Vernon L

    1975-01-01

    Applied Superconductivity, Volume II, is part of a two-volume series on applied superconductivity. The first volume dealt with electronic applications and radiation detection, and contains a chapter on liquid helium refrigeration. The present volume discusses magnets, electromechanical applications, accelerators, and microwave and rf devices. The book opens with a chapter on high-field superconducting magnets, covering applications and magnet design. Subsequent chapters discuss superconductive machinery such as superconductive bearings and motors; rf superconducting devices; and future prospec

  9. Preparation of epitaxial La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}Cu0{sub 4} thin films for dynamic investigations of epitaxial strain

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    Trommler, S; Pahlke, P; Huehne, R; Schultz, L; Holzapfel, B, E-mail: s.trommler@ifw-dresden.d [IFW Dresden, PO Box 270116, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Dresden University of Technology, Department of Physics, Institute for Physics of Solids, 01062 Dresdenm (Germany)

    2010-06-01

    Investigations using different single crystalline substrates can only hardly correlate the applied strain with the resulting superconducting properties of thin films directly, since growth conditions and microstructure may severely affect these properties. An alternative approach to study this interaction is the preparation of superconducting films on piezoelectric substrates enabling a dynamical variation of the induced strain by applying an electric field on the substrate. In this work we report on preliminary growth studies of thin epitaxial La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} films on standard and piezoelectric single crystalline substrates. Structural and electrical properties of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} films on SrTiO{sub 3} and SrLaAlO{sub 4} substrates using on-axis pulsed laser deposition are shown and compared to films grown in off-axis geometry. Furthermore, we present the first results of the growth of La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} on piezoelectric (001) Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3}){sub 0.72}Ti{sub 0.28}O{sub 3} (PMN-PT) substrates using off-axis geometry. Due to a large lattice mismatch between La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} and PMN-PT substrates a buffer layer is required to match the lattice parameters and to support the growth of high quality films. Structural and superconducting properties of thin films grown epitaxial on a SrTiO{sub 3} buffer layer are shown and compared to films grown directly on SrTiO{sub 3} substrates.

  10. Pairing theory of striped superconductivity

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    Loder, Florian; Kampf, Arno P.; Kopp, Thilo; Graser, Siegfried [Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, Institute of Physics, Augsburg (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Striped high-T{sub c} superconductors such as La{sub 7/8}Ba{sub 1/8}CuO{sub 4} show a fascinating competition between spin and charge order on the one hand and superconductivity on the other. A theory for these systems therefore has to capture both the spin correlations in an antiferromagnet and the pair-correlation of a superconductor. For this purpose we have developed an effective Hartree-Fock theory by merging electron pairing with finite center-of-mass momentum and antiferromagnetism. We show that this theory reproduces the key experimental features such as the formation of the antiferromagnetic stripe patterns at 7/8 band filling or the quasi one-dimensional electronic structure observed by photoemission spectroscopy.

  11. Superconducting transistor

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    Gray, Kenneth E.

    1979-01-01

    A superconducting transistor is formed by disposing three thin films of superconducting material in a planar parallel arrangement and insulating the films from each other by layers of insulating oxides to form two tunnel junctions. One junction is biased above twice the superconducting energy gap and the other is biased at less than twice the superconducting energy gap. Injection of quasiparticles into the center film by one junction provides a current gain in the second junction.

  12. Superconductivity and superconductive electronics

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    Beasley, M. R.

    1990-12-01

    The Stanford Center for Research on Superconductivity and Superconductive Electronics is currently focused on developing techniques for producing increasingly improved films and multilayers of the high-temperature superconductors, studying their physical properties and using these films and multilayers in device physics studies. In general the thin film synthesis work leads the way. Once a given film or multilayer structure can be made reasonably routinely, the emphasis shifts to studying the physical properties and device physics of these structures and on to the next level of film quality or multilayer complexity. The most advanced thin films synthesis work in the past year has involved developing techniques to deposit a-axis and c-axis YBCO/PBCO superlattices and related structures. The in-situ feature is desirable because no solid state reactions with accompanying changes in volume, morphology, etc., that degrade the quality of the film involved.

  13. Symmetrical interfacial reconstruction and magnetism in La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}/La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} heterostructures.

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    Visani, C.; Tornos, J.; Nemes, N. M.; Rocci, M.; Leon, C.; Santamaria, J.; te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Liu, Y.; Hoffmann, A.; Freeland, J. W.; Garcia-Hernandez, M.; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Kirby, B. J.; Varela, M.; Pennycock, S. J. (Materials Science Division); ( XSD); (Univ. Complutense de Madrid); (Inst. de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid); (LANL); (ORNL)

    2011-01-01

    We have analyzed the interface structure and composition of La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}/La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} trilayers by combined polarized neutron reflectometry, aberration-corrected microscopy, and atomic column resolution electron-energy-loss spectroscopy and x-ray absorption with polarization analysis. We find the same stacking sequence at both top and bottom cuprate interfaces. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments show that both cuprate interfaces are magnetic with a magnetic moment induced in Cu atoms as expected from symmetric Mn-O-Cu superexchange paths. These results supply a solid footing for the applicability of recent theories explaining the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in this system in terms of the induced Cu spin polarization at both interfaces.

  14. Superconducting electronics

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    Rogalla, Horst

    1994-01-01

    During the last decades superconducting electronics has been the most prominent area of research for small scale applications of superconductivity. It has experienced quite a stormy development, from individual low frequency devices to devices with high integration density and pico second switching

  15. Fast neutron damage studies of La/sub 1. 85/Sr/sub 0. 15/CuO/sub 4/

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    Sekula, S.T.; Christen, D.K.; Kerchner, H.R.; Thompson, J.R.; Boatner, L.A.; Sales, B.C.

    1987-04-01

    The effect of fast neutron damage on the superconducting transition temperature T/sub c/ and the critical current density j/sub c/ of the compound La/sub 1.85/Sr/sub 0.15/CuO/sub 4/ has been investigated. Irradiation to a fluence of 1.3 x 10/sup 18/ n/cm/sup 2/ (E > 0.1 MeV) resulted in a decrease of T/sub c/ of about 3 K while j/sub c/ at 4.2 K and H = 2 T increased by a factor of two to 1.2 x 10/sup 4/ A/cm/sup 2/.

  16. Charge stripes seen with X-rays in La{sub 1.45}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4}

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    Niemoeller, T.; Huennefeld, H.; Schneider, J.R. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany). Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor; Ichikawa, N.; Uchida, S. [Department of Superconductivity, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Frello, T.; Andersen, N.H. [Condensed Matter Physics and Chemistry Department, Risoe National Laboratory, 4000 Roskilde (Denmark); Tranquada, J.M. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

    1999-12-01

    Superstructure reflections due to the ordering of holes into stripes in La{sub 1.45}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} have been studied with high energy X-ray diffraction. These reflections have been observed clearly for the first time in a sample which is superconducting at low temperatures (T{sub c}{proportional_to}10 K). The stripe peaks vanish above 62(5) K whereas the magnetic signal of the stripe ordering which has been seen with neutrons before is already suppressed at {proportional_to}45 K. Our results confirm that the ordering of spins and holes is driven by the charges as it is found in the case of La{sub 1.6-x}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} at the doping level of x=0.12. (orig.)

  17. Grain boundary tunnel spectroscopy of the electron-doped cuprate superconductor La{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4}; Korngrenzen-Tunnelspektroskopie am elektronendotierten Kupratsupraleiter La{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4}

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    Wagenknecht, Michael

    2008-07-01

    The electron doped superconductor La{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (LCCO) has been investigated by electric transport measurements at low temperatures T down to 5 K and high magnetic fields up to 16 T. For this purpose LCCO thin film tunnel junctions have been prepared on bicrystal substrates by molecular beam epitaxy and micro structuring. The samples were characterised by measuring the thin film resistivity and the tunnel conductance of quasi particles across the grain boundary. By these measurements an unconventional symmetry of the order parameter could be revealed for La{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. Furthermore it was shown, that the tunnel conductance can be used as a probe for the upper critical field B{sub c2}(T). By using this method a value of B{sub c2}{proportional_to}24 T has been found for La{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4}, a value roughly three times bigger than previously known. By this observation it was shown that the superconducting phase covers a larger region in the B-T-phase diagram. In addition it was concluded, that the pseudogap phase in La{sub 2-x}Ce{sub x}CuO{sub 4} is either not existent at all or covers only a small temperature region. Besides quasiparticle tunneling also the tunneling of Cooper pairs in small magnetic fields has been investigated. It was shown that the critical current across the grain boundary depends on the supplier of the bicrystal substrate. (orig.)

  18. Local Magnetic Order vs Superconductivity in a Layered Cuprate

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    Ichikawa, N. [Department of Superconductivity, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, (Japan); Uchida, S. [Department of Superconductivity, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, (Japan); Tranquada, J. M. [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973-5000 (United States); Niemoeller, T. [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22603 Hamburg, (Germany); Gehring, P. M. [NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Lee, S.-H. [NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Schneider, J. R. [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22603 Hamburg, (Germany)

    2000-08-21

    We report on the phase diagram for charge-stripe order in La{sub 1.6-x} Nd{sub 0.4}Sr {sub x}CuO{sub 4} , determined by neutron and x-ray scattering studies and resistivity measurements. From an analysis of the in-plane resistivity motivated by recent nuclear-quadrupole-resonance studies, we conclude that the transition temperature for local charge ordering decreases monotonically with x , and hence that local antiferromagnetic order is uniquely correlated with the anomalous depression of superconductivity at x{approx_equal}(1/8) . This result is consistent with theories in which superconductivity depends on the existence of charge-stripe correlations. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  19. Superconducting Microelectronics.

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    Henry, Richard W.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses superconducting microelectronics based on the Josephson effect and its advantages over conventional integrated circuits in speed and sensitivity. Considers present uses in standards laboratories (voltage) and in measuring weak magnetic fields. Also considers future applications in superfast computer circuitry using Superconducting…

  20. Neutron scattering studies of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in insulating and superconducting S = 1/2 systems

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    Bech Christensen, N

    2005-01-01

    Time-of-flight and polarized triple axis neutron scattering is used to probe the spin excitations of Cu(DCOO){sub 2}x4D{sub 2}O and La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. The first part of the thesis contains an investigation of the excitation spectrum of the square lattice S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet Cu(DCOO){sub 2}4D{sub 2}O. Along the antiferromagnetic zone boundary a pronounced intensity variation is found for the dominant single-magnon excitations. This variation tracks an already known zone boundary dispersion. Using polarization analysis to separate the components of the excitation spectrum, a continuum of longitudinally polarized multimagnon excitations is discovered at energies above the single-magnon branch. At low energies, the findings are well described by linear spin wave theory. At high energies, linear spin wave theory fails and instead the data are very well accounted for by state-of-the-art Quantum Monte Carlo computations. In the second part of the thesis, the spin excitation spectra of the high temperature superconductors La{sub 1.90}Sr{sub 0.10}CuO{sub 4} and La{sub 1.84}Sr{sub 0.16}Cu characterized. The main discovery is that the excitations are dispersive at both doping levels. The dispersion strongly resembles that seen in other high-T{sub c} superconductors. The presence of dispersive excitations does not require superconductivity to exist. For La{sub 1.84}Sr{sub 0.16}CuO{sub 4}, but not for La{sub 1.90}Sr{sub 0.10}CuO{sub 4}, the onset superconductivity gives rise to a spectral weight shift which displays qualitative and quantitative similarities to the resonance mode observed in other high-T{sub c} superconductors. (au)

  1. Striped superconductors: how spin, charge and superconducting orders intertwine in the cuprates

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    Berg, Erez; Kivelson, Steven A [Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060 (United States); Fradkin, Eduardo [Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801-3080 (United States); Tranquada, John M [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)], E-mail: kivelson@stanford.edu

    2009-11-15

    Recent transport experiments in the original cuprate high temperature superconductor, La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4}, have revealed a remarkable sequence of transitions and crossovers that give rise to a form of dynamical dimensional reduction, in which a bulk crystal becomes essentially superconducting in two directions while it remains poorly metallic in the third. We identify these phenomena as arising from a distinct new superconducting state, the 'striped superconductor', in which the superconducting order is spatially modulated, so that its volume average value is zero. Here, in addition to outlining the salient experimental findings, we sketch the order parameter theory of the state, stressing some of the ways in which a striped superconductor differs fundamentally from an ordinary (uniform) superconductor, especially concerning its response to quenched randomness. We also present the results of density matrix renormalization group calculations on a model of interacting electrons in which sign oscillations of the superconducting order are established. Finally, we speculate concerning the relevance of this state to experiments in other cuprates, including recent optical studies of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} in a magnetic field, neutron scattering experiments in underdoped YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} and a host of anomalies seen in STM and ARPES studies of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}}.

  2. Color superconductivity

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    Wilczek, F. [Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States)

    1997-09-22

    The asymptotic freedom of QCD suggests that at high density - where one forms a Fermi surface at very high momenta - weak coupling methods apply. These methods suggest that chiral symmetry is restored and that an instability toward color triplet condensation (color superconductivity) sets in. Here I attempt, using variational methods, to estimate these effects more precisely. Highlights include demonstration of a negative pressure in the uniform density chiral broken phase for any non-zero condensation, which we take as evidence for the philosophy of the MIT bag model; and demonstration that the color gap is substantial - several tens of MeV - even at modest densities. Since the superconductivity is in a pseudoscalar channel, parity is spontaneously broken.

  3. SUPERCONDUCTING PHOTOCATHODES.

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    SMEDLEY, J.; RAO, T.; WARREN, J.; SEKUTOWICZ, LANGNER, J.; STRZYZEWSKI, P.; LEFFERS, R.; LIPSKI, A.

    2005-10-09

    We present the results of our investigation of lead and niobium as suitable photocathode materials for superconducting RF injectors. Quantum efficiencies (QE) have been measured for a range of incident photon energies and a variety of cathode preparation methods, including various lead plating techniques on a niobium substrate. The effects of operating at ambient and cryogenic temperatures and different vacuum levels on the cathode QE have also been studied.

  4. Study of magnetic fluctuations in superconducting cuprates with high critical temperature; Etude des fluctuations magnetiques dans les cuprates supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique

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    Sidis, Y

    1995-11-27

    Elastic and inelastic neutron scattering has been used to study the magnetic properties of YBa{sub 2} Cu{sub 3} O{sub 6+x} (YBCO) and of La{sub 2} CuO{sub 4} (LSCO), non-doped and doped with Zn or various amounts of oxygen. The influence of the variation of the composition on magnetic and superconducting properties has been measured. (C.B.) 182 refs.

  5. Dynamic studies on the influence of strain on superconducting properties using piezoelectric substrates

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    Trommler, Sascha; Huehne, Ruben; Iida, Kazumasa; Haindl, Silvia; Haenisch, Jens; Pahlke, Patrick; Thersleff, Thomas; Schultz, Ludwig; Holzapfel, Bernhard [IFW Dresden (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    The interplay between structural parameters and superconducting properties attracts high interest in particular regarding the iron based superconductors. In contrast to the cuprate family, superconductivity of the latter can be induced using either pressure or chemical substitution. Nevertheless little is known about this relationship when biaxial strain is applied. The generation of biaxial strain by the preparation of thin films on substrates with different lattice mismatch is well established for cuprates. However, high quality films are necessary to correlate structural changes with electronic properties. In this work an alternative approach is used. Single crystalline piezoelectric substrates offer the unique opportunity to tune the lattice parameters continuously using the inverse piezoelectric effect. We prepared thin epitaxial La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} and BaFe{sub 2-x}Co{sub x}As{sub 2} films on piezoelectric (001) Pb(Mg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3}){sub 0.72}Ti{sub 0.28}O{sub 3} (PMN-PT) substrates. A reversible shift of the superconducting transition has been achieved with a value of 0.44 K for La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} and 0.2 K for BaFe{sub 1.8}Co{sub 0.2}As{sub 2} for a biaxial strain of 0.022% and 0.017%, respectively.

  6. Itinerant Ferromagnetism and Superconductivity

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    Karchev, Naoum

    2004-01-01

    Superconductivity has again become a challenge following the discovery of unconventional superconductivity. Resistance-free currents have been observed in heavy-fermion materials, organic conductors and copper oxides. The discovery of superconductivity in a single crystal of $UGe_2$, $ZrZn_2$ and $URhGe$ revived the interest in the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism. The experiments indicate that: i)The superconductivity is confined to the ferromagnetic phase. ii)The ferromag...

  7. 100 years of superconductivity

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    Rogalla, Horst

    2011-01-01

    Even a hundred years after its discovery, superconductivity continues to bring us new surprises, from superconducting magnets used in MRI to quantum detectors in electronics. 100 Years of Superconductivity presents a comprehensive collection of topics on nearly all the subdisciplines of superconductivity. Tracing the historical developments in superconductivity, the book includes contributions from many pioneers who are responsible for important steps forward in the field.The text first discusses interesting stories of the discovery and gradual progress of theory and experimentation. Emphasizi

  8. Interstitial doping and oxygen exchange in superconducting La sub 2 CuO sub 4+. delta

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    Shinn, N.D.; Bartram, M.E.; Schirber, J.E.; Rogers, J.W. Jr.; Overmyer, D.L. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Fisk, Z.; Cheong, S.W. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))

    1991-09-01

    The oxygen doping of lanthanum cuprate to generate superconductiving La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} (0<{delta}{<=}0.032) has been studied by high-pressure, isotopic-oxygen enrichment and thermal desorption mass spectroscopy (TDMS). Isotopic data show that the additional oxygen incorporated under high pressure readily exchanges with ionic lattice oxygen during enrichment at 860 K. The thermal release of the excess oxygen from superconducting crystals above {proportional to}350 K is not bulk diffusion limited. An alternate explanation for the observed rapid O{sub 2}(g) bursts is proposed. (orig.).

  9. Electronic structure of (Ca{sub 0.85}La{sub 0.15})FeAs{sub 2}

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    Liu, Z.-H., E-mail: z.liu@ifw-dresden.de; Borisenko, S. V., E-mail: s.borysenko@ifw-dresden.de [Institute for Solid State Research, IFW Dresden, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Kim, T. K. [Diamond Light Source, Didcot OX110DE (United Kingdom); Sala, A. [Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Tokyo, 113-8656 Tokyo (Japan); University of Genova and CNR-SPIN, 16146 Genova (Italy); Ogino, H.; Shimoyama, J. [Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Tokyo, 113-8656 Tokyo (Japan); Büchner, B. [Institute for Solid State Research, IFW Dresden, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Institute for Solid State Physics, Technology University of Dresden, D-01171 Dresden (Germany)

    2015-02-02

    We report a comprehensive study of orbital character and tridimensional nature of the electronic structure of (Ca{sub 0.85}La{sub 0.15})FeAs{sub 2} from recently discovered “112” family of Iron-based superconductors (IBS), with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. We observed that the band structure is similar to that of “122” family, namely, there are three hole-like bands at the Brillouin zone (BZ) center and two electron-like bands at the BZ corner. The bands near the Fermi level (E{sub F}) are mainly derived from the Fe t{sub 2g} orbitals. On the basis of our present and earlier studies, we classify IBS into the three types according to their crystal structures. We show that although the bands near E{sub F} mainly originate from Fe 3d electrons, they are significantly modified by the interaction between the superconducting slabs and the intermediate atoms.

  10. High field superconducting magnets

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    Hait, Thomas P. (Inventor); Shirron, Peter J. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A superconducting magnet includes an insulating layer disposed about the surface of a mandrel; a superconducting wire wound in adjacent turns about the mandrel to form the superconducting magnet, wherein the superconducting wire is in thermal communication with the mandrel, and the superconducting magnet has a field-to-current ratio equal to or greater than 1.1 Tesla per Ampere; a thermally conductive potting material configured to fill interstices between the adjacent turns, wherein the thermally conductive potting material and the superconducting wire provide a path for dissipation of heat; and a voltage limiting device disposed across each end of the superconducting wire, wherein the voltage limiting device is configured to prevent a voltage excursion across the superconducting wire during quench of the superconducting magnet.

  11. Theory of superconductivity

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    Crisan, Mircea

    1989-01-01

    This book discusses the most important aspects of the theory. The phenomenological model is followed by the microscopic theory of superconductivity, in which modern formalism of the many-body theory is used to treat most important problems such as superconducting alloys, coexistence of superconductivity with the magnetic order, and superconductivity in quasi-one-dimensional systems. It concludes with a discussion on models for exotic and high temperature superconductivity. Its main aim is to review, as complete as possible, the theory of superconductivity from classical models and methods up t

  12. Magnetic and magnetotransport characterization of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBCO/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBCO spin valve

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    Dybko, K., E-mail: dybko@ifpan.edu.pl; Aleshkevych, P.; Sawicki, M.; Przyslupski, P.

    2015-01-01

    We present magnetoresistance measurements on La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBCO/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBCO (L1/Y1/L2/Y) heterostructure. The Ll/Y1/L2/Y spin valve shows large magnetoresistance peaks in coercive field at temperatures below the onset of the superconducting transition. The rotation in parallel magnetic field demonstrates a change of magnetoresistance; simultaneously the transition temperature to superconducting state T{sub c0}(H=450 Oe, β) exhibits nonmonotonic dependence due to change of noncolinearity of magnetic moments of LSMO layers. Nonmonotonic change of the transition temperature as a function of angle is interpreted as a signature of generation of the triplet component superconducting phase in the Ll/Y1/L2/Y heterostructure.

  13. New ferromagnetic semiconductor double perovskites: La{sub 2}FeMO{sub 6} (M = Co, Rh, and Ir)

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    Fuh, Huei-Ru [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Graduate Institute of Applied Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Weng, Ke-Chuan [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Liu, Yun-Ping [Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 116, Taiwan (China); Wang, Yin-Kuo [Center for General Education and Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)

    2015-02-15

    Highlights: • The La{sub 2}FeCoO{sub 6} is a potential candidate for ferromagnetic semiconductor. • The FM semiconductor originates from the exchange effect between Fe and Co. • We calculate the 406 combinations of possible La{sub 2}MM′O{sub 6} compounds here. - Abstract: Density functional theory with generalized gradient approximation (GGA) plus onsite Coulomb interaction (GGA + U) was used to calculate physical proprieties of new ferromagnetic semiconductor materials of the La{sub 2}FeMO{sub 6} (M = Co, Rh, and Ir). We calculate the 406 (C{sub 2}{sup 29}) La{sub 2}MM′O{sub 6} compounds which MM′ can be any pair taken from the 29 transition metal elements except La. La{sub 2}FeCoO{sub 6} is a potential candidate for ferromagnetic semiconductor. For the GGA + U scheme, La{sub 2}FeCo{sub 6} remains a stable FM semiconductor, whereas La{sub 2}FeRhO{sub 6} and La{sub 2}FeIrO{sub 6} are shown the FM and AFM states of which are degenerate with each other. The FM semiconductor gap remains in existence under tensile or compressive strain in La{sub 2}FeRhO{sub 6} and La{sub 2}FeIrO{sub 6}. The superexchange interaction in ferromagnetic La{sub 2}FeMO{sub 6} (M = Co, Rh, and Ir) is high spin (HS) Fe completely empty e{sub g} orbital hopping to the half-filled (LS) Co (Rh and Ir) empty e{sub g} orbital.

  14. Simple Superconducting "Permanent" Electromagnet

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    Israelson, Ulf E.; Strayer, Donald M.

    1992-01-01

    Proposed short tube of high-temperature-superconducting material like YBa2Cu3O7 acts as strong electromagnet that flows as long as magnetic field remains below critical value and temperature of cylinder maintained sufficiently below superconducting-transition temperature. Design exploits maximally anisotropy of high-temperature-superconducting material.

  15. Basic principle of superconductivity

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    De Cao, Tian

    2007-01-01

    The basic principle of superconductivity is suggested in this paper. There have been two vital wrong suggestions on the basic principle, one is the relation between superconductivity and the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), and another is the relation between superconductivity and pseudogap.

  16. Microwave observation of magnetic field penetration of high-T/sub c/ superconducting oxides

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    Khachaturyan, K.; Weber, E.R.; Tejedor, P.; Stacy, A.M.; Portis, A.M.

    1987-12-01

    Microwave methods, using a conventional EPR spectrometer, have been applied to a study of magnetic field penetration of the high-T/sub c/ superconducting oxides La/sub 1.85/Sr/sub 0.15/CuO/sub 4/, YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7/, and EuBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7/. Signals over 10/sup 5/ times the sensitivity limit of the EPR spectrometer were obtained. Huge low-field peaks were observed in the superconducting phase for magnetic fields below 10 G. The peak signal decreased exponentially with temperature just below T/sub c/. These observations are taken as evidence of the spin-glass features of these materials and of fluxoid penetration of intrinsic Josephson junctions.

  17. Superconductivity in Medicine

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    Alonso, Jose R.; Antaya, Timothy A.

    2012-01-01

    Superconductivity is playing an increasingly important role in advanced medical technologies. Compact superconducting cyclotrons are emerging as powerful tools for external beam therapy with protons and carbon ions, and offer advantages of cost and size reduction in isotope production as well. Superconducting magnets in isocentric gantries reduce their size and weight to practical proportions. In diagnostic imaging, superconducting magnets have been crucial for the successful clinical implementation of magnetic resonance imaging. This article introduces each of those areas and describes the role which superconductivity is playing in them.

  18. Enhanced superconductivity of fullerenes

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    Washington, II, Aaron L.; Teprovich, Joseph A.; Zidan, Ragaiy

    2017-06-20

    Methods for enhancing characteristics of superconductive fullerenes and devices incorporating the fullerenes are disclosed. Enhancements can include increase in the critical transition temperature at a constant magnetic field; the existence of a superconducting hysteresis over a changing magnetic field; a decrease in the stabilizing magnetic field required for the onset of superconductivity; and/or an increase in the stability of superconductivity over a large magnetic field. The enhancements can be brought about by transmitting electromagnetic radiation to the superconductive fullerene such that the electromagnetic radiation impinges on the fullerene with an energy that is greater than the band gap of the fullerene.

  19. Superconducting microfabricated ion traps

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    Wang, Shannon X; Labaziewicz, Jaroslaw; Dauler, Eric; Berggren, Karl; Chuang, Isaac L

    2010-01-01

    We fabricate superconducting ion traps with niobium and niobium nitride and trap single 88Sr ions at cryogenic temperatures. The superconducting transition is verified and characterized by measuring the resistance and critical current using a 4-wire measurement on the trap structure, and observing change in the rf reflection. The lowest observed heating rate is 2.1(3) quanta/sec at 800 kHz at 6 K and shows no significant change across the superconducting transition, suggesting that anomalous heating is primarily caused by noise sources on the surface. This demonstration of superconducting ion traps opens up possibilities for integrating trapped ions and molecular ions with superconducting devices.

  20. Superconducting material development

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    1987-09-01

    A superconducting compound was developed that showed a transition to a zero-resistance state at 65 C, or 338 K. The superconducting material, which is an oxide based on strontium, barium, yttrium, and copper, continued in the zero-resistance state similar to superconductivity for 10 days at room temperature in the air. It was also noted that measurements of the material allowed it to observe a nonlinear characteristic curve between current and voltage at 65 C, which is another indication of superconductivity. The research results of the laboratory experiment with the superconducting material will be published in the August edition of the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.

  1. Protective link for superconducting coil

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    Umans, Stephen D.

    2009-12-08

    A superconducting coil system includes a superconducting coil and a protective link of superconducting material coupled to the superconducting coil. A rotating machine includes first and second coils and a protective link of superconducting material. The second coil is operable to rotate with respect to the first coil. One of the first and second coils is a superconducting coil. The protective link is coupled to the superconducting coil.

  2. Thermal desorption studies of isotopically-labeled oxygen-induced superconductivity in La sub 2 CuO sub 4+. delta

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    Shinn, N.D.; Bartram, M.E.; Schirber, J.E.; Overmyer, D.L.; Rogers, J.W. Jr. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Fisk, Z.; Cheong, S.W. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))

    1990-01-01

    Isotopically-labeled oxygen enrichment and thermal desorption mass spectroscopy (TDMS) have been combined to study interstitial oxygen desorption from superconducting La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} ({delta} {le} 0.032). Single crystal samples of magnetic insulating La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4.00} were annealed at 860K under 1--3 kbar oxygen pressure for 12--100 hours to yield hole-doped, superconducting La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} samples with 35K < {Tc} < 40K. Whereas no TDMS signals were observed for the insulator, rapid bursts (FWHM < 0.5 sec) of molecular oxygen were observed above 350K while heating the superconductor at less than 1 K sec{sup {minus}1} in high vacuum. A kinetic model is proposed in which the interstitial oxygen diffuses to internal grain boundaries and defects during heating, thereby inducing stress in the lattice as it attempts to revert to the LaCuO{sub 4.00} crystal structure. This stress is relieved by lattice fracture at grain boundaries during the TDMS experiment, releasing the trapped oxygen from the sample as micro-cracks are formed. In addition, the facile oxygen exchange between interstitial and lattice oxygen sites has been discovered by TDMS and weight gain measurements from isotopically-enriched crystals, supporting the structural model of Chaillout, et al. in which the interstitial oxygen atom dimerizes with a lattice oxygen ion.

  3. Superconductivity in transition metals.

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    Slocombe, Daniel R; Kuznetsov, Vladimir L; Grochala, Wojciech; Williams, Robert J P; Edwards, Peter P

    2015-03-13

    A qualitative account of the occurrence and magnitude of superconductivity in the transition metals is presented, with a primary emphasis on elements of the first row. Correlations of the important parameters of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory of superconductivity are highlighted with respect to the number of d-shell electrons per atom of the transition elements. The relation between the systematics of superconductivity in the transition metals and the periodic table high-lights the importance of short-range or chemical bonding on the remarkable natural phenomenon of superconductivity in the chemical elements. A relationship between superconductivity and lattice instability appears naturally as a balance and competition between localized covalent bonding and so-called broken covalency, which favours d-electron delocalization and superconductivity. In this manner, the systematics of superconductivity and various other physical properties of the transition elements are related and unified.

  4. Charge Order, Metallic Behavior, and Superconductivity in La{2-x}Ba{x}CuO{4} with x = 1/8

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    Homes,C.; Dordevic, S.; Gu, G.; Li, Q.; Valla, T.; Tranquada, J.

    2006-01-01

    The ab-plane optical properties of a cleaved single crystal of La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} for x=1/8 (T{sub c}{approx}2.4 K) have been measured over a wide frequency and temperature range. The low-frequency conductivity is Drude-like and shows a metallic response with decreasing temperature. However, below {approx}60 K, corresponding to the onset of charge-stripe order, there is a rapid loss of spectral weight below about 40 meV. The behavior is quite different from that typically associated with the pseudogap in the normal state of the cuprates. Instead, the gapping of the normal-state single-particle excitations looks surprisingly similar to that observed in superconducting La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}, including the presence of a residual Drude peak with reduced weight.

  5. Frontiers in Superconducting Materials

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    Narlikar, Anant V

    2005-01-01

    Frontiers in Superconducting Materials gives a state-of-the-art report of the most important topics of the current research in superconductive materials and related phenomena. It comprises 30 chapters written by renowned international experts in the field. It is of central interest to researchers and specialists in Physics and Materials Science, both in academic and industrial research, as well as advanced students. It also addresses electronic and electrical engineers. Even non-specialists interested in superconductivity might find some useful answers.

  6. Superconducting energy recovery linacs

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    Ben-Zvi, Ilan

    2016-10-01

    High-average-power and high-brightness electron beams from a combination of laser photocathode electron guns and a superconducting energy recovery linac (ERL) is an emerging accelerator science with applications in ERL light sources, high repetition rate free electron lasers , electron cooling, electron ion colliders and more. This paper reviews the accelerator physics issues of superconducting ERLs, discusses major subsystems and provides a few examples of superconducting ERLs.

  7. High-Temperature Superconductivity

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    Tanaka, Shoji

    2006-12-01

    A general review on high-temperature superconductivity was made. After prehistoric view and the process of discovery were stated, the special features of high-temperature superconductors were explained from the materials side and the physical properties side. The present status on applications of high-temperature superconductors were explained on superconducting tapes, electric power cables, magnets for maglev trains, electric motors, superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) and single flux quantum (SFQ) devices and circuits.

  8. Fundamentals of Superconducting Nanoelectronics

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    Sidorenko, Anatolie

    2011-01-01

    This book demonstrates how the new phenomena in superconductivity on the nanometer scale (FFLO state, triplet superconductivity, Crossed Andreev Reflection, synchronized generation etc.) serve as the basis for the invention and development of novel nanoelectronic devices and systems. It demonstrates how rather complex ideas and theoretical models, like odd-pairing, non-uniform superconducting state, pi-shift etc., adequately describe the processes in real superconducting nanostructues and novel devices based on them. The book is useful for a broad audience of readers, researchers, engineers, P

  9. Superconductive imaging surface magnetometer

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    Overton, Jr., William C.; van Hulsteyn, David B.; Flynn, Edward R.

    1991-01-01

    An improved pick-up coil system for use with Superconducting Quantum Interference Device gradiometers and magnetometers involving the use of superconducting plates near conventional pick-up coil arrangements to provide imaging of nearby dipole sources and to deflect environmental magnetic noise away from the pick-up coils. This allows the practice of gradiometry and magnetometry in magnetically unshielded environments. One embodiment uses a hemispherically shaped superconducting plate with interior pick-up coils, allowing brain wave measurements to be made on human patients. another embodiment using flat superconducting plates could be used in non-destructive evaluation of materials.

  10. Superconducting optical modulator

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    Bunt, Patricia S.; Ference, Thomas G.; Puzey, Kenneth A.; Tanner, David B.; Tache, Nacira; Varhue, Walter J.

    2000-12-01

    An optical modulator based on the physical properties of high temperature superconductors has been fabricated and tested. The modulator was constructed form a film of Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide (YBCO) grown on undoped silicon with a buffer layer of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia. Standard lithographic procedures were used to pattern the superconducting film into a micro bridge. Optical modulation was achieved by passing IR light through the composite structure normal to the micro bridge and switching the superconducting film in the bridge region between the superconducting and non-superconducting states. In the superconducting state, IR light reflects from the superconducting film surface. When a critical current is passed through the micro bridge, it causes the film in this region to switch to the non-superconducting state allowing IR light to pass through it. Superconducting materials have the potential to switch between these two states at speeds up to 1 picosecond using electrical current. Presently, fiber optic transmission capacity is limited by the rate at which optical data can be modulated. The superconducting modulator, when combined with other components, may have the potential to increase the transmission capacity of fiber optic lines.

  11. Basic Study of Superconductive Actuator

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    涌井, 和也; 荻原, 宏康

    2000-01-01

    There are two kinds of electromagnetic propulsion ships : a superconductive electromagnetic propulsion ship and a superconductive electricity propulsion ship. A superconductive electromagnetic propulsion ship uses the electromagnetic force (Lorenz force) by the interaction between a magnetic field and a electric current. On the other hand, a superconductive electricity propulsion ship uses screws driven by a superconductive motor. A superconductive propulsion ship technique has the merits of ...

  12. IN PLANE OPTICAL RESPONSE OF UNDERDOPED La{sub 2-x}(Ca,Sr){sub x}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 6+D} SINGLE CRYSTALS : EVIDENCE FOR INTRINSIC INHOMOGENEITY.

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    WANG,N.L.ZHENG,P.FENG,T.GU,G.D.HOMES,C.C.TRANQUADA,J.M.GAULIN,B.D.TIMUSK,T.

    2003-05-25

    The in-plane optical properties of two crystals of the bilayer cuprate La{sub 2-x}(Ca,Sr){sub x}Ca,Sr){sub x}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 6+{delta}}, one with excess Ca and x = 0.10 and the other with Sr and x = 0.15, were investigated over the frequency range of 45-25000 cm{sup -1}. A metallic response both in frequency and temperature was observed for Sr = 0.15 superconducting sample at low frequencies. Meanwhile, the sample also exhibits a prominent charge-transfer excitation at around 15000 cm{sup -1}. This observation, together with neutron experiments performed on the same sample showing diffuse, elastic antiferromagnetic scattering, indicate that the quasi-mobile carriers coexist at low temperature with static antiferromagnetic clusters. This coexistence indicates intrinsic spatial inhomogeneity.

  13. {mu}SR study of impurity effects on the Cu-spin fluctuations in the overdoped regime of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}Cu{sub 1-y}Zn{sub y}O{sub 4}

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    Risdiana; Adachi, T.; Oki, N.; Yairi, S.; Tanabe, Y.; Omori, K. [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Suzuki, T.; Watanabe, I. [Advanced Meson Science Laboratory, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Koda, A. [Muon Science Laboratory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan); Higemoto, W. [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirane, Shirakata, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Koike, Y. [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)], E-mail: koike@teion.apph.tohoku.ac.jp

    2007-09-01

    Zero-field muon-spin-relaxation measurements have been carried out for La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}Cu{sub 1-y}Zn{sub y}O{sub 4} (LSCO) with y = 0-0.10 in the overdoped regime up to x = 0.30, in order to investigate whether the dynamical stripe correlations are pinned and stabilized even for the overdoped LSCO or not. It has been found that the Zn-induced slowing down of the Cu-spin fluctuations is weakened with increasing x but takes place in the overdoped regime and disappears at x = 0.30. This suggests that the stripe-pinning model holds good in the whole superconducting regime of LSCO and that there is no quantum critical point at x {approx} 0.19.

  14. Observation of room temperature ferromagnetism in pure La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    Xu, Qiang; Gao, Daqiang; Zhang, Jing; Yang, Zhaolong; Zhang, Zhipeng; Rao, Jinwei; Xue, Desheng [Lanzhou University, Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of MOE, Lanzhou (China)

    2014-09-15

    In this paper, we report the observation of intrinsic room temperature ferromagnetism in pure La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles. Magnetism measurement indicates that all of the samples exhibit room temperature ferromagnetism and the saturation magnetization for the samples decreases with the increase in annealing temperature from 700 to 1,000 C. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy identifies the presence of oxygen vacancies in the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles. The fitting results of the O 1s spectrum indicate that the variation of the oxygen vacancy concentration is in complete agreement with the change of the saturation magnetization. It is also found that the saturation magnetization of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles can be tuned by post-annealing in argon or oxygen atmosphere. These results suggest that the oxygen vacancies are largely responsible for the room temperature ferromagnetism in pure La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles. (orig.)

  15. Microstructure and temperature dependence of the microhardness of W–4V–1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and W–4Ti–1La{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    Savoini, B., E-mail: begona.savoini@uc3m.es; Martínez, J.; Muñoz, A.; Monge, M.A.; Pareja, R.

    2013-11-15

    W–4V–1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and W–4Ti–1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} (wt.%) alloys have been produced by mechanical alloying and subsequent hot isostatic pressing. Electron microscopy observations revealed that these alloys exhibit a submicron grain structure with a dispersion of La oxide nanoparticles. Large V or Ti pools with martensitic characteristics are found segregated in the interstices between the W particles of the respective alloys. Microhardness tests were carried out over the temperature range 300–1073 K in vacuum. The microhardness–temperature curve for W–4V–1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} exhibited the expected decreasing trend with increasing temperature although the microhardness stayed constant between ∼473 and 773 K. The W–4Ti–1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} presented quite different temperature dependence with an anomalous microhardness increase for temperatures above ∼473 K.

  16. Doppler broadening measurements of the electron-positron annihilation radiation in La{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.3}Ca{sub 0.5}Ba{sub 1.5}Cu{sub 3}O{sub z} superconductor

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    Chakrabarti, Mahuya [Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata 700009 (India); Mavani, K.R. [Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005 (India); Chattopadhyay, S. [Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata 700009 (India); Sarkar, A. [Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata 700009 (India); Department of Physics, Bangabasi Morning College, 19 Rajkumar Chakraborty Sarani, Kolkata 700009 (India); Sanyal, D. [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064 (India)]. E-mail: dirtha@veccal.ernet.in

    2004-08-23

    Background-suppressed Doppler broadening spectroscopy, using two detector coincidence technique of the electron-positron annihilation {gamma}-radiation, has been employed on tetragonal La{sub 0.7}Y{sub 0.3}Ca{sub 0.5}Ba{sub 1.5}Cu{sub 3}O{sub z} polycrystalline high-Tc superconductor to study the changes in the electron momentum distributions due to superconducting transition. The temperature-dependent (298 K to 60 K) S-parameter graph shows a sharp peak at the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, region. The spectra at different sample temperatures have been compared with the spectra of defect-free 99.9999% pure Al and Cu metals by constructing ratio-curves. The results indicate a decrease of the annihilation of positrons with 3d electrons of Cu ions just above Tc.

  17. Graphene: Carbon's superconducting footprint

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    Vafek, Oskar

    2012-02-01

    Graphene exhibits many extraordinary properties, but superconductivity isn't one of them. Two theoretical studies suggest that by decorating the surface of graphene with the right species of dopant atoms, or by using ionic liquid gating, superconductivity could yet be induced.

  18. Superconducting cavities for LEP

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    1983-01-01

    Above: a 350 MHz superconducting accelerating cavity in niobium of the type envisaged for accelerating electrons and positrons in later phases of LEP. Below: a small 1 GHz cavity used for investigating the surface problems of superconducting niobium. Albert Insomby stays on the right. See Annual Report 1983 p. 51.

  19. Academic training: Applied superconductivity

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    2007-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 17, 18, 19 January from 11.00 to 12.00 hrs Council Room, Bldg 503 Applied Superconductivity : Theory, superconducting Materials and applications E. PALMIERI/INFN, Padova, Italy When hearing about persistent currents recirculating for several years in a superconducting loop without any appreciable decay, one realizes that we are dealing with a phenomenon which in nature is the closest known to the perpetual motion. Zero resistivity and perfect diamagnetism in Mercury at 4.2 K, the breakthrough during 75 years of several hundreds of superconducting materials, the revolution of the "liquid Nitrogen superconductivity"; the discovery of still a binary compound becoming superconducting at 40 K and the subsequent re-exploration of the already known superconducting materials: Nature discloses drop by drop its intimate secrets and nobody can exclude that the last final surprise must still come. After an overview of phenomenology and basic theory of superconductivity, the lectures for this a...

  20. Mechanosynthesis and mechanolysis of solid solutions of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} with some rare earth oxides

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    Todorowsky, D. [Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria). Khimicheski Fakultet; Terziev, A. [Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria). Khimicheski Fakultet; Minkova, N. [Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria). Khimicheski Fakultet

    1996-12-31

    The effect of the mechanoactivation on Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3} and CeO{sub 2}, on mixtures of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} with each of these oxides as well as on the solid solutions La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CeO{sub 2} is studied. The activation causes a decrease of the individual oxides` unit cell parameters. The formation of solid solutions of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} with the oxides studied is found. Under the conditions of activation in air no decomposition of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CeO{sub 2} solid solution is detected. The solution is, however, destroyed when the activation is carried out in the presence of acids. (orig.)

  1. Study of magnetic excitations in the high critical temperature La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} superconductor with neutrons inelastic scattering; Etude des excitations magnetiques dans le supraconducteur a haute temperature critique La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} par diffusion inelastique des neutrons

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    Petit, S

    1997-11-25

    In this work, we question the relevance of spin correlations in the problem of high-T{sub c} superconductivity. To characterize these correlations, we present a detailed inelastic neutron scattering study of the magnetic excitations spectrum, in the high T{sub c} La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} copper oxide superconductor, as a function of temperature and strontium content x. Our study demonstrates the existence of two distinct types of fluctuations. The first type corresponds to two-dimensional isotropic fluctuations peaked at incommensurate points around the antiferromagnetic wavevector. These fluctuations show a gap below T{sub c}. The second type of fluctuations corresponds to two-dimensional very low energy, typically 1 MeV, antiferromagnetic correlations. They arise at low temperatures, for T {<=}T{sub f} {approx} 10 K {<=}T{sub c}. Different scenarios are discussed, namely particle-hole excitation arising because of nesting properties of the Fermi surface, stripes, and localized carriers in the CuO{sub 2} plane because of the La/Sr substitution disorder. Next, aiming to study the interrelation between magnetism and superconductivity, we present a theoretical perturbative treatment of the t-t`-J model. This model is believed to describe the physics of the CuO{sub 2} plane. The considered quasiparticles describe the motion of a doped hole, followed by localized spins on the copper sites. For a given doping x, two phases can exist, containing either x or 1 + x of these quasiparticles. We show at in the second phase, the exchange interaction between localized spins, combined to the intrinsic anharmonicity of these quasiparticles leads to an attractive interaction between them. We study the stability and the symmetry of a superconducting phase based on this mechanism. (author) 215 refs.

  2. Superconductivity in carbon nanomaterials

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    Dlugon, Katarzyna

    The purpose of this thesis is to explain the phenomenon of superconductivity in carbon nanomaterials such as graphene, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. In the introductory chapter, there is a description of superconductivity and how it occurs at critical temperature (Tc) that is characteristic and different to every superconducting material. The discovery of superconductivity in mercury in 1911 by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes is also mentioned. Different types of superconductors, type I and type II, low and high temperatures superconductors, as well as the BCS theory that was developed in 1957 by Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer, are also described in detail. The BCS theory explains how Cooper's pairs are formed and how they are responsible for the superconducting properties of many materials. The following chapters explain superconductivity in doped fullerenes, graphene and carbon nanotubes, respectively. There is a thorough explanation followed by many examples of different types of carbon nanomaterials in which small changes in chemical structure cause significant changes in superconducting properties. The goal of this research was not only to take into consideration well known carbon based superconductors but also to search for the newest available materials such as the fullerene nanowhiskers discovered quite recently. There is also a presentation of fairly new ideas about inducing superconductivity in a monolayer of graphene which is more challenging than inducing superconductivity in graphite by simply intercalating metal atoms between its graphene sheets. An effort has been taken to look for any available information about carbon nanomaterials that have the potential to superconduct at room temperature, mainly because discovery of such materials would be a real revolution in the modern world, although no such materials have been discovered yet.

  3. Superconductivity in aromatic hydrocarbons

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    Kubozono, Yoshihiro, E-mail: kubozono@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp [Research Laboratory for Surface Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Research Center of New Functional Materials for Energy Production, Storage and Transport, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency, ACT-C, Kawaguchi 332-0012 (Japan); Goto, Hidenori; Jabuchi, Taihei [Research Laboratory for Surface Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Yokoya, Takayoshi [Research Laboratory for Surface Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Research Center of New Functional Materials for Energy Production, Storage and Transport, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Kambe, Takashi [Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Sakai, Yusuke; Izumi, Masanari; Zheng, Lu; Hamao, Shino; Nguyen, Huyen L.T. [Research Laboratory for Surface Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan); Sakata, Masafumi; Kagayama, Tomoko; Shimizu, Katsuya [Center of Science and Technology under Extreme Conditions, Osaka University, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan)

    2015-07-15

    Highlights: • Aromatic superconductor is one of core research subjects in superconductivity. Superconductivity is observed in certain metal-doped aromatic hydrocarbons. Some serious problems to be solved exist for future advancement of the research. This article shows the present status of aromatic superconductors. - Abstract: ‘Aromatic hydrocarbon’ implies an organic molecule that satisfies the (4n + 2) π-electron rule and consists of benzene rings. Doping solid aromatic hydrocarbons with metals provides the superconductivity. The first discovery of such superconductivity was made for K-doped picene (K{sub x}picene, five benzene rings). Its superconducting transition temperatures (T{sub c}’s) were 7 and 18 K. Recently, we found a new superconducting K{sub x}picene phase with a T{sub c} as high as 14 K, so we now know that K{sub x}picene possesses multiple superconducting phases. Besides K{sub x}picene, we discovered new superconductors such as Rb{sub x}picene and Ca{sub x}picene. A most serious problem is that the shielding fraction is ⩽15% for K{sub x}picene and Rb{sub x}picene, and it is often ∼1% for other superconductors. Such low shielding fractions have made it difficult to determine the crystal structures of superconducting phases. Nevertheless, many research groups have expended a great deal of effort to make high quality hydrocarbon superconductors in the five years since the discovery of hydrocarbon superconductivity. At the present stage, superconductivity is observed in certain metal-doped aromatic hydrocarbons (picene, phenanthrene and dibenzopentacene), but the shielding fraction remains stubbornly low. The highest priority research area is to prepare aromatic superconductors with a high superconducting volume-fraction. Despite these difficulties, aromatic superconductivity is still a core research target and presents interesting and potentially breakthrough challenges, such as the positive pressure dependence of T{sub c} that is clearly

  4. Uniaxial Linear Resistivity of Superconducting La1.905Ba0.095CuO4 Induced by an External Magnetic Field

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    Wen J.; Jie, Q.; Li, Q.; Hucker, M.; Zimmermann, M.v.; Han, S.J.; Xu, Z.; Singh, D.K.; Konik, R.M.; Zhang, L.; Gu, G.; Tranquada, J.M.

    2012-04-12

    We present an experimental study of the anisotropic resistivity of superconducting La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} with x = 0.095 and transition temperature T{sub c}=32 K. In a magnetic field perpendicular to the CuO{sub 2} layers H{perpendicular}, we observe that the resistivity perpendicular to the layers {rho}{perpendicular} becomes finite at a temperature consistent with previous studies on very similar materials; however, the onset of finite parallel resistivity {rho}{parallel} occurs at a much higher temperature. This behavior contradicts conventional theory, which predicts that {rho}{perpendicular} and {rho}{parallel} should become finite at the same temperature. Voltage versus current measurements near the threshold of voltage detectability indicate linear behavior perpendicular to the layers, becoming nonlinear at higher currents, while the behavior is nonlinear from the onset parallel to the layers. These results, in the presence of moderate H{perpendicular}, appear consistent with superconducting order parallel to the layers with voltage fluctuations between the layers due to thermal noise. In search of uncommon effects that might help to explain this behavior, we have performed diffraction measurements that provide evidence for H{perpendicular}-induced charge- and spin-stripe order. The field-induced decoupling of superconducting layers is similar to the decoupled phase observed previously in La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} with x=1/8 in zero field.

  5. The superconducting spin valve and triplet superconductivity

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    Garifullin, I.A., E-mail: ilgiz_garifullin@yahoo.com [Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute, Kazan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, 420029 Kazan (Russian Federation); Leksin, P.V.; Garif' yanov, N.N.; Kamashev, A.A. [Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute, Kazan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, 420029 Kazan (Russian Federation); Fominov, Ya.V. [L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, 119334 Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 141700 Dolgoprudny (Russian Federation); Schumann, J.; Krupskaya, Y.; Kataev, V.; Schmidt, O.G. [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW Dresden, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Büchner, B. [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research IFW Dresden, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

    2015-01-01

    A review of our recent results on the spin valve effect is presented. We have used a theoretically proposed spin switch design F1/F2/S comprising a ferromagnetic bilayer (F1/F2) as a ferromagnetic component, and an ordinary superconductor (S) as the second interface component. Based on it we have prepared and studied in detail a set of multilayers CoO{sub x}/Fe1/Cu/Fe2/S (S=In or Pb). In these heterostructures we have realized for the first time a full spin switch effect for the superconducting current, have observed its sign-changing oscillating behavior as a function of the Fe2-layer thickness and finally have obtained direct evidence for the long-range triplet superconductivity arising due to noncollinearity of the magnetizations of the Fe1 and Fe2 layers. - Highlights: • We studied a spin switch design F1/F2/S. • We prepared a set of multilayers CoOx/Fe1/Cu/Fe2/S (S=In or Pb). • The full spin switch effect for the superconducting current was realized. • We observed its oscillating behavior as a function of the Fe2-layer thickness. • We obtained direct evidence for the long-range triplet superconductivity.

  6. Structural studies of two novel La-Sn compounds: La>30Sn30 and La>32Ni2Sn35

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    Yang, Amie S. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2005-01-01

    Two novel intermetallic compounds containing lanthanum and tin have been obtained for the first time. Single crystal structures of these two phases, La>30Sn30 and La>32Ni2Sn35 have been studied by X-ray crystallography. La>30Sn30 is a new 1:1 binary containing La and Sn and has been refined in the Cmmm space group. This phase was made at high temperatures (<1200 C) from a loaded composition of La>68Sn70. Unlike the reported 1:1 binary, LaSn which crystallizes in the Cmcm space group (only powder X-ray diffraction studies reported), La>30Sn30 forms good crystals for structural determination. The crystal structure of La>30Sn30 show Sn-Sn dimers and Sn-centered, face-sharing biaugmented triangular prisms composed of La atoms. La>30Sn30 does not belong to any known structure-type. La>32Ni2Sn35 was obtained in high yields at high temperatures (> 1200 C) and refined in the 14/mmm space group. It belongs to the USi structure type in which the Ni/Sn atoms occupy the Si sites, and La/Sn atoms occupy the U sites. The crystal structure of La>32Ni2Sn35 consists of buckled sheets made from La-centered, corner-shared octahedra of Sn. These sheets are intraconnected through Ni-Sn-Ni bonds along the c-axis. The crystals are not air sensitive, unlike La>30Sn30, which can be attributed to the presence of Ni in the crystal structure.

  7. Tunneling in superconducting structures

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    Shukrinov, Yu. M.

    2010-12-01

    Here we review our results on the breakpoint features in the coupled system of IJJ obtained in the framework of the capacitively coupled Josephson junction model with diffusion current. A correspondence between the features in the current voltage characteristics (CVC) and the character of the charge oscillations in superconducting layers is demonstrated. Investigation of the correlations of superconducting currents in neighboring Josephson junctions and the charge correlations in neighboring superconducting layers reproduces the features in the CVC and gives a powerful method for the analysis of the CVC of coupled Josephson junctions. A new method for determination of the dissipation parameter is suggested.

  8. Superconductivity in doped insulators

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    Emery, V.J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Kivelson, S.A. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics

    1995-12-31

    It is shown that many synthetic metals, including high temperature superconductors are ``bad metals``, with such a poor conductivity that the usual meanfield theory of superconductivity breaks down because of anomalously large classical and quantum fluctuations of the phase of the superconducting order parameter. It is argued that the supression of a first order phase transition (phase separation) by the long-range Coulomb interaction leads to high temperature superconductivity accompanied by static or dynamical charge inhomogeneIty. Evidence in support of this picture for high temperature superconductors is described.

  9. Quantum critical point for stripe order: An organizing principle of cuprate superconductivity

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    Doiron-Leyraud, Nicolas [Departement de Physique and RQMP, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto (Canada); Taillefer, Louis, E-mail: Louis.Taillefer@USherbrooke.ca [Departement de Physique and RQMP, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto (Canada)

    2012-11-01

    A spin density-wave quantum critical point (QCP) is the central organizing principle of organic, iron-pnictide, heavy-fermion and electron-doped cuprate superconductors. It accounts for the superconducting T{sub c} dome, the non-Fermi-liquid resistivity, and the Fermi-surface reconstruction. Outside the magnetically ordered phase above the QCP, scattering and pairing decrease in parallel as the system moves away from the QCP. Here we argue that a similar scenario, based on a stripe-order QCP, is a central organizing principle of hole-doped cuprate superconductors. Key properties of La{sub 1.8-x}Eu{sub 0.2}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}, La{sub 1.6-x}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} and YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub y} are naturally unified, including stripe order itself, its QCP, Fermi-surface reconstruction, the linear-T resistivity, and the nematic character of the pseudogap phase.

  10. Superconducting wind turbine generators

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    Abrahamsen, Asger Bech; Mijatovic, Nenad; Seiler, Eugen

    2010-01-01

    , the main challenge of the superconducting direct drive technology is to prove that the reliability is superior to the alternative drive trains based on gearboxes or permanent magnets. A strategy of successive testing of superconducting direct drive trains in real wind turbines of 10 kW, 100 kW, 1 MW and 10...... offshore turbines of 8 and 10 MW have been determined from an up-scaling of an existing 5 MW turbine and the necessary properties of the superconducting drive train are discussed. We have found that the absence of the gear box is the main benefit and the reduced weight and size is secondary. However...... MW generator and it is concluded that the present production capacity of coated conductors must be increased by a factor of 36 by 2020, resulting in a ten times lower price of the tape in order to reach a realistic price level for the superconducting drive train....

  11. Magnetic and superconducting nanowires

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    Piraux, L.; Encinas, A.; Vila, L.

    2005-01-01

    magnetic and superconducting nanowires. Using different approaches entailing measurements on both single wires and arrays, numerous interesting physical properties have been identified in relation to the nanoscopic dimensions of these materials. Finally, various novel applications of the nanowires are also...

  12. Superconductivity fundamentals and applications

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    Buckel, Werner

    2004-01-01

    This is the second English edition of what has become one of the definitive works on superconductivity in German -- currently in its sixth edition. Comprehensive and easy to understand, this introductory text is written especially with the non-specialist in mind. The authors, both long-term experts in this field, present the fundamental considerations without the need for extensive mathematics, describing the various phenomena connected with the superconducting state, with liberal insertion of experimental facts and examples for modern applications. While all fields of superconducting phenomena are dealt with in detail, this new edition pays particular attention to the groundbreaking discovery of magnesium diboride and the current developments in this field. In addition, a new chapter provides an overview of the elements, alloys and compounds where superconductivity has been observed in experiments, together with their major characteristics. The chapter on technical applications has been considerably expanded...

  13. Superconductivity and symmetry breaking

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    Sarasua, L.G., E-mail: sarasua@fisica.edu.uy [Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo (Uruguay)

    2012-02-15

    In the present work we consider the relation between superconductivity and spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking (SGBS). We show that ODLRO does not require in principle SBGS, even in the presence of particle number fluctuations, by examining exact solutions of a fermionic pairing model. The criteria become equivalent if a symmetry breaking field is allowed, which can be attributed to the interaction with the environment. However, superconducting states without SBGS are not forbidden.

  14. Photoemission, Correlation and Superconductivity:

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    Abrecht, M.; Ariosa, D.; Cloëtta, D.; Pavuna, D.; Perfetti, L.; Grioni, M.; Margaritondo, G.

    We review some of the problems still affecting photoemission as a probe of high-temperature superconductivity, as well as important recent results concerning their solution. We show, in particular, some of the first important results on thin epitaxial films grown by laser ablation, which break the monopoly of cleaved BCSCO in this type of experiments. Such results, obtained on thin LSCO, may have general implications on the theory of high-temperature superconductivity.

  15. Emergent Higgsless Superconductivity

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    Cristina Diamantini M.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available We present a new Higgsless model of superconductivity, inspired from anyon superconductivity but P- and T-invariant and generalizable to any dimension. While the original anyon superconductivity mechanism was based on incompressible quantum Hall fluids as average field states, our mechanism involves topological insulators as average field states. In D space dimensions it involves a (D-1-form fictitious pseudovector gauge field which originates from the condensation of topological defects in compact lowenergy effective BF theories. There is no massive Higgs scalar as there is no local order parameter. When electromagnetism is switched on, the photon acquires mass by the topological BF mechanism. Although the charge of the gapless mode (2 and the topological order (4 are the same as those of the standard Higgs model, the two models of superconductivity are clearly different since the origins of the gap, reflected in the high-energy sectors are totally different. In 2D thi! s type of superconductivity is explicitly realized as global superconductivity in Josephson junction arrays. In 3D this model predicts a possible phase transition from topological insulators to Higgsless superconductors.

  16. Superconducting Fullerene Nanowhiskers

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    Yoshihiko Takano

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available We synthesized superconducting fullerene nanowhiskers (C60NWs by potassium (K intercalation. They showed large superconducting volume fractions, as high as 80%. The superconducting transition temperature at 17 K was independent of the K content (x in the range between 1.6 and 6.0 in K-doped C60 nanowhiskers (KxC60NWs, while the superconducting volume fractions changed with x. The highest shielding fraction of a full shielding volume was observed in the material of K3.3C60NW by heating at 200 °C. On the other hand, that of a K-doped fullerene (K-C60 crystal was less than 1%. We report the superconducting behaviors of our newly synthesized KxC60NWs in comparison to those of KxC60 crystals, which show superconductivity at 19 K in K3C60. The lattice structures are also discussed, based on the x-ray diffraction (XRD analyses.

  17. The superconducting spin valve and triplet superconductivity

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    Garifullin, I. A.; Leksin, P. V.; Garif`yanov, N. N.; Kamashev, A. A.; Fominov, Ya. V.; Schumann, J.; Krupskaya, Y.; Kataev, V.; Schmidt, O. G.; Büchner, B.

    2015-01-01

    A review of our recent results on the spin valve effect is presented. We have used a theoretically proposed spin switch design F1/F2/S comprising a ferromagnetic bilayer (F1/F2) as a ferromagnetic component, and an ordinary superconductor (S) as the second interface component. Based on it we have prepared and studied in detail a set of multilayers CoOx/Fe1/Cu/Fe2/S (S=In or Pb). In these heterostructures we have realized for the first time a full spin switch effect for the superconducting current, have observed its sign-changing oscillating behavior as a function of the Fe2-layer thickness and finally have obtained direct evidence for the long-range triplet superconductivity arising due to noncollinearity of the magnetizations of the Fe1 and Fe2 layers.

  18. Thermodynamic Critical Field and Superconducting Fluctuation of Vortices for High Temperature Cuprate Superconductor: La-214

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    Finnemore, Douglas K. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2001-01-01

    Thermodynamics has been studied systematically for the high temperature cuprate superconductor La>2-xSrxCuO4-δ, La-214, in the entire superconductive region from strongly underdoped to strongly overdoped regimes. Magnetization studies with H $\\parallel$ c have been made in order to investigate the changes in free energy of the system as the number of carriers is reduced. Above the superconducting transition temperature, the normal-state magnetization exhibits a two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnetic behavior. Below Tc, magnetization data are thermodynamically reversible over large portions of the H-T plane, so the free energy is well defined in these regions. As the Sr concentration is varied over the wide range from 0.060 (strongly underdoped) to 0.234 (strongly overdoped), the free energy change goes through a maximum at the optimum doped in a manner similar to the Tc0 vs. x curve. The density of states, N(0), remains nearly constant in the overdoped and optimum doped regimes, taking a broad maximum around x = 0.188, and then drops abruptly towards zero in the underdoped regime. The La>2-xSrxCuO4 (La-214) system displays the fluctuating vortex behavior with the characteristic of either 2D or 3D fluctuations as indicated by clearly identifiable crossing points T* close to Tc. The dimensional character of the fluctuations depends on both applied magnetic fields and the density of charge carriers. The dimensional crossover from 2D to 3D occurs in the strongly underdoped regime when the c-axis coherence distance ξc becomes comparable to the spacing between adjacent CuO2 layers s at sufficiently high magnetic field near Hc2.

  19. Thermodynamic Critical Field and Superconducting Fluctuation of Vortices for High Temperature Cuprate Superconductor: La-214

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    Douglas K. Finnemore

    2001-06-25

    Thermodynamics has been studied systematically for the high temperature cuprate superconductor La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4-{delta}}, La-214, in the entire superconductive region from strongly underdoped to strongly overdoped regimes. Magnetization studies with H {parallel} c have been made in order to investigate the changes in free energy of the system as the number of carriers is reduced. Above the superconducting transition temperature, the normal-state magnetization exhibits a two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnetic behavior. Below T{sub c}, magnetization data are thermodynamically reversible over large portions of the H-T plane, so the free energy is well defined in these regions. As the Sr concentration is varied over the wide range from 0.060 (strongly underdoped) to 0.234 (strongly overdoped), the free energy change goes through a maximum at the optimum doped in a manner similar to the T{sub c0} vs. x curve. The density of states, N(0), remains nearly constant in the overdoped and optimum doped regimes, taking a broad maximum around x = 0.188, and then drops abruptly towards zero in the underdoped regime. The La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (La-214) system displays the fluctuating vortex behavior with the characteristic of either 2D or 3D fluctuations as indicated by clearly identifiable crossing points T* close to T{sub c}. The dimensional character of the fluctuations depends on both applied magnetic fields and the density of charge carriers. The dimensional crossover from 2D to 3D occurs in the strongly underdoped regime when the c-axis coherence distance {xi}{sub c} becomes comparable to the spacing between adjacent CuO{sub 2} layers s at sufficiently high magnetic field near H{sub c2}.

  20. Thermodynamic Critical Field and Superconducting Fluctuation of Vortices for High Temperature Cuprate Superconductor: La-214

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    Yung Moo Huh

    2001-05-01

    Thermodynamics has been studied systematically for the high temperature cuprate superconductor La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4-{delta}}, La-214, in the entire superconductive region from strongly underdoped to strongly overdoped regimes. Magnetization studies with H{parallel}c have been made in order to investigate the changes in free energy of the system as the number of carriers is reduced. Above the superconducting transition temperature, the normal-state magnetization exhibits a two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnetic behavior. Below T{sub c}, magnetization data are thermodynamically reversible over large portions of the H-T plane, so the free energy is well defined in these regions. As the Sr concentration is varied over the wide range from 0.060 (strongly underdoped) to 0.234 (strongly overdoped), the free energy change goes through a maximum at the optimum doped in a manner similar to the T{sub c0} vs. x curve. The density of states, N(0), remains nearly constant in the overdoped and optimum doped regimes, taking a broad maximum around x = 0.188, and then drops abruptly towards zero in the underdoped regime. The La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (La-214) system displays the fluctuating vortex behavior with the characteristic of either 2D or 3D fluctuations as indicated by clearly identifiable crossing points T* close to T{sub c}. The dimensional character of the fluctuations depends on both applied magnetic fields and the density of charge carriers. The dimensional crossover from 2D to 3D occurs in the strongly underdoped regime when the c-axis coherence distance {zeta}{sub c} becomes comparable to the spacing between adjacent CuO{sub 2} layers s at sufficiently high magnetic fields near H{sub c2}.

  1. La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-reinforced W and W-V alloys produced by hot isostatic pressing

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    Munoz, A., E-mail: angel.munoz@uc3m.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes (Spain); Monge, M.A., E-mail: mmonge@fis.uc3m.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes (Spain); Savoini, B., E-mail: bsavoi@fis.uc3m.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes (Spain); Rabanal, M.E., E-mail: eugenia@ing.uc3m.es [Departamento de Ciencia e Ingenieria de Materiales e Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes (Spain); Garces, G., E-mail: ggarces@cenim.csic.es [Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Melaturgicas, CENIM, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Pareja, R., E-mail: rpp@fis.uc3m.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes (Spain)

    2011-10-01

    W and W-V alloys reinforced with La{sub 2}O{sub 3} particles have been produced by MA and subsequent HIP at 1573 K and 195 MPa. The microstructure of the consolidated alloys has been characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy analyses and X-ray diffraction. The mechanical properties were studied by nanoindentation measurements. The results show that practically full dense billets of W-V, W-V-La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and W-La{sub 2}O{sub 3} alloys can be produced. The microstructure analysis has shown that islands of V are present in W-V and W-V-1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} alloys. In W-1La{sub 2}O{sub 3} islands of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} are also present. The nanohardness of the W matrix increases with the addition of V, while decreases with the addition of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}.

  2. Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity

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    Moshchalkov, Victor; Lang, Wolfgang

    2010-01-01

    For emerging energy saving technologies, superconducting materials with superior performance are needed. Such materials can be developed by manipulating the 'elementary building blocks' through nanostructuring. For superconductivity the 'elementary blocks' are Cooper pair and fluxon (vortex). This book presents new ways how to modify superconductivity and vortex matter through nanostructuring and the use of nanoscale magnetic templates. The basic nano-effects, vortex and vortex-antivortex patterns, vortex dynamics, Josephson phenomena, critical currents, and interplay between superconductivity

  3. Effect of DC current polarization on the electrochemical behaviour of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4+{delta}} and La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7+{delta}}-based systems

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    Perez-Coll, D.; Aguadero, A.; Escudero, M.J. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Av. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Daza, L. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Av. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Instituto de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica (CSIC), C/ Marie Curie 2, Campus Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2009-07-01

    The electrode performance of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} and La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} as cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) was analyzed. The study was focused on the electrode polarization resistance of the interfaces formed by the cathodes with Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} + 2%Co electrolyte. The study was extended to cathodes based on La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} composite and Pt to analyze the effect of changing the electronic and/or ionic transport properties on the electrode interface resistance. The electrode performance was studied in open circuit conditions and with DC current polarization. Important differences in the performance of the pure cathode materials were obtained as function of DC current flux. However, in La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} composite the DC current flux produces minor changes in the electrode polarization resistance. The aging process also affects the OCV electrode performance of cathodes based on Pt and pure ceramics, whereas the effect is practically invaluable in La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} composite. The electrode performance is higher for the composite cathode compared to pure ceramic electrodes for OCV or for low values of DC polarization. However, the important decrease in the interface resistance obtained for high values of DC current flux for La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4} and La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} cathodes increases their electrode performances to values close to those obtained in La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-Ce{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} composite. This retains the cathode overpotential with values as low as 140 mV at 750 C for values of current load of 530 mA cm{sup -2} for both pure and composite La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}-based cathodes. The low cathode overpotential allows to estimate values of power density between 300 and 350 mW cm{sup -2} at 750 C for La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4}, La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} and La{sub 2}Ni

  4. The role of antiferromagnetic La{sub 1/3}Ca{sub 2/3}MnO{sub 3} barriers in superconductor/insulator/ferromagnet tunnel junctions

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    Moran, O., E-mail: omoranc@unalmed.edu.c [Laboratorio de Materiales Ceramicos y Vitreos, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellin, A.A. 568 Medellin (Colombia); Saldarriaga, W. [Laboratorio de Materiales Ceramicos y Vitreos, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellin, A.A. 568 Medellin (Colombia); Baca, E. [Grupo de Ingenieria de Nuevos Materiales, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A.A. 25360 Cali (Colombia)

    2010-01-15

    Current transport through thin antiferromagnetic (AF) barriers of the perovskite manganite La{sub 1/3}Ca{sub 2/3}MnO{sub 3} (LCMO) was studied with respect to its dependence on temperature and voltage. Planar-type La{sub 2/3}Ca{sub 1/3}MnO{sub 3}(approx80 nm)/La{sub 1/3}Ca{sub 2/3}MnO{sub 3}(approx7 nm)/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-d}elta(approx100 nm) heterojunctions were used as basic structures. The current-voltage (I-V) measurements were carried out on test junctions with a standard area of 20 x 40 mum{sup 2} in a four-terminal configuration. In spite of the carefully controlled growth conditions, barriers with the same nominal thickness showed different electrical behavior varying from elastic tunneling to Mott variable range hopping (VRH) via localized states. Fitting the VRH model to the experimental data, allowed for estimating important physical parameters of the barrier as the density of states at the Fermi level N(E{sub F}) and with this the average distance between two localized states l{sub 0}. The different transport characteristics seem to be related to intrinsic difference in microstructure as the average surface roughness of the constituent layers may already be larger than the thickness of the barrier itself. Independent of the barrier quality, the active presence of the diamagnetic and ferromagnetic phases in the heterostructure was corroborated by transport measurements in magnetic fields and in-plane/out-of-plane magnetization hysteresis loops below the superconducting critical temperature, T{sub c} (approx80 K). The values of the critical magnetic field H{sub c1} estimated from these experiments were in good accordance with those reported in the literature.

  5. Interface high-temperature superconductivity

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    Wang, Lili; Ma, Xucun; Xue, Qi-Kun

    2016-12-01

    Cuprate high-temperature superconductors consist of two quasi-two-dimensional (2D) substructures: CuO2 superconducting layers and charge reservoir layers. The superconductivity is realized by charge transfer from the charge reservoir layers into the superconducting layers without chemical dopants and defects being introduced into the latter, similar to modulation-doping in the semiconductor superlattices of AlGaAs/GaAs. Inspired by this scheme, we have been searching for high-temperature superconductivity in ultra-thin films of superconductors epitaxially grown on semiconductor/oxide substrates since 2008. We have observed interface-enhanced superconductivity in both conventional and unconventional superconducting films, including single atomic layer films of Pb and In on Si substrates and single unit cell (UC) films of FeSe on SrTiO3 (STO) substrates. The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity with a superconducting gap of ∼20 meV in 1UC-FeSe/STO has stimulated tremendous interest in the superconductivity community, for it opens a new avenue for both raising superconducting transition temperature and understanding the pairing mechanism of unconventional high-temperature superconductivity. Here, we review mainly the experimental progress on interface-enhanced superconductivity in the three systems mentioned above with emphasis on 1UC-FeSe/STO, studied by scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and transport experiments. We discuss the roles of interfaces and a possible pairing mechanism inferred from these studies.

  6. Connectivity and superconductivity

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    Rubinstein, Jacob

    2000-01-01

    The motto of connectivity and superconductivity is that the solutions of the Ginzburg--Landau equations are qualitatively influenced by the topology of the boundaries, as in multiply-connected samples. Special attention is paid to the "zero set", the set of the positions (also known as "quantum vortices") where the order parameter vanishes. The effects considered here usually become important in the regime where the coherence length is of the order of the dimensions of the sample. It takes the intuition of physicists and the awareness of mathematicians to find these new effects. In connectivity and superconductivity, theoretical and experimental physicists are brought together with pure and applied mathematicians to review these surprising results. This volume is intended to serve as a reference book for graduate students and researchers in physics or mathematics interested in superconductivity, or in the Schrödinger equation as a limiting case of the Ginzburg--Landau equations.

  7. Large Superconducting Magnet Systems

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    Védrine, P.

    2014-07-17

    The increase of energy in accelerators over the past decades has led to the design of superconducting magnets for both accelerators and the associated detectors. The use of Nb−Ti superconducting materials allows an increase in the dipole field by up to 10 T compared with the maximum field of 2 T in a conventional magnet. The field bending of the particles in the detectors and generated by the magnets can also be increased. New materials, such as Nb3Sn and high temperature superconductor (HTS) conductors, can open the way to higher fields, in the range 13–20 T. The latest generations of fusion machines producing hot plasma also use large superconducting magnet systems.

  8. Failed theories of superconductivity

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    Schmalian, Joerg

    2010-01-01

    Almost half a century passed between the discovery of superconductivity by Kammerlingh Onnes and the theoretical explanation of the phenomenon by Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer. During the intervening years the brightest minds in theoretical physics tried and failed to develop a microscopic understanding of the effect. A summary of some of those unsuccessful attempts to understand superconductivity not only demonstrates the extraordinary achievement made by formulating the BCS theory, but also illustrates that mistakes are a natural and healthy part of the scientific discourse, and that inapplicable, even incorrect theories can turn out to be interesting and inspiring.

  9. Superconducting magnetic quadrupole

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    Kim, J.W.; Shepard, K.W.; Nolen, J.A.

    1995-08-01

    A design was developed for a 350 T/m, 2.6-cm clear aperture superconducting quadrupole focussing element for use in a very low q/m superconducting linac as discussed below. The quadrupole incorporates holmium pole tips, and a rectangular-section winding using standard commercially-available Nb-Ti wire. The magnet was modeled numerically using both 2D and 3D codes, as a basis for numerical ray tracing using the quadrupole as a linac element. Components for a prototype singlet are being procured during FY 1995.

  10. Fingerprints of Mott Superconductivity

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    王强华

    2003-01-01

    We improve a previous theory of doped Mott insulators with duality between pairing and magnetism by a further duality transform. As the result we obtained a quantum Ginzburg-Landau theory describing the Cooper pair condensate and the dual of spin condensate. We address the superconductivity by doping a Mott insulator,which we call the Mott superconductivity. Some fingerprints of such novelty in cuprates are the scaling between neutron resonance energy and superfluid density, and the induced quantized spin moment by vortices or Zn impurity (together with circulating charge super-current to be checked by experiments).

  11. Impact of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layers on InGaAs metal-oxide-semiconductor interface properties in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs gate stacks deposited by atomic-layer-deposition

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    Chang, C.-Y., E-mail: cychang@mosfet.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Takenaka, M.; Takagi, S. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032 (Japan); JST-CREST, K' s Gobancho, 7 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 (Japan); Ichikawa, O.; Osada, T.; Hata, M.; Yamada, H. [JST-CREST, K' s Gobancho, 7 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 (Japan); Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., 6 Kitahara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-3294 (Japan)

    2015-08-28

    We examine the electrical properties of atomic layer deposition (ALD) La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitors. It is found that the thick ALD La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs interface provides low interface state density (D{sub it}) with the minimum value of ∼3 × 10{sup 11} cm{sup −2} eV{sup −1}, which is attributable to the excellent La{sub 2}O{sub 3} passivation effect for InGaAs surfaces. It is observed, on the other hand, that there are a large amount of slow traps and border traps in La{sub 2}O{sub 3}. In order to simultaneously satisfy low D{sub it} and small hysteresis, the effectiveness of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs gate stacks with ultrathin La{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layers is in addition evaluated. The reduction of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness to 0.4 nm in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs gate stacks leads to the decrease in hysteresis. On the other hand, D{sub it} of the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs interfaces becomes higher than that of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs ones, attributable to the diffusion of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} through La{sub 2}O{sub 3} into InGaAs and resulting modification of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs interface structure. As a result of the effective passivation effect of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} on InGaAs, however, the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/10 cycle (0.4 nm) La{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs gate stacks can realize still lower D{sub it} with maintaining small hysteresis and low leakage current than the conventional Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/InGaAs MOS interfaces.

  12. Superconducting Magnets for Particle Accelerators

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    Rossi, L

    2012-01-01

    Superconductivity has been the most influential technology in the field of accelerators in the last 30 years. Since the commissioning of the Tevatron, which demonstrated the use and operability of superconductivity on a large scale, superconducting magnets and rf cavities have been at the heart of all new large accelerators. Superconducting magnets have been the invariable choice for large colliders, as well as cyclotrons and large synchrotrons. In spite of the long history of success, superconductivity remains a difficult technology, requires adequate R&D and suitable preparation, and has a relatively high cost. Hence, it is not surprising that the development has also been marked by a few setbacks. This article is a review of the main superconducting accelerator magnet projects; it highlights the main characteristics and main achievements, and gives a perspective on the development of superconducting magnets for the future generation of very high energy colliders.

  13. Spin-orbit-coupled superconductivity.

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    Lo, Shun-Tsung; Lin, Shih-Wei; Wang, Yi-Ting; Lin, Sheng-Di; Liang, C-T

    2014-06-25

    Superconductivity and spin-orbit (SO) interaction have been two separate emerging fields until very recently that the correlation between them seemed to be observed. However, previous experiments concerning SO coupling are performed far beyond the superconducting state and thus a direct demonstration of how SO coupling affects superconductivity remains elusive. Here we investigate the SO coupling in the critical region of superconducting transition on Al nanofilms, in which the strength of disorder and spin relaxation by SO coupling are changed by varying the film thickness. At temperatures T sufficiently above the superconducting critical temperature T(c), clear signature of SO coupling reveals itself in showing a magneto-resistivity peak. When T superconductivity. By studying such magneto-resistivity peaks under different strength of spin relaxation, we highlight the important effects of SO interaction on superconductivity.

  14. AC/RF Superconductivity

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    Ciovati, Gianluigi [JLAB

    2015-02-01

    This contribution provides a brief introduction to AC/RF superconductivity, with an emphasis on application to accelerators. The topics covered include the surface impedance of normal conductors and superconductors, the residual resistance, the field dependence of the surface resistance, and the superheating field.

  15. Superconducting Technology Assessment

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    2005-08-01

    of Nb/Al- Nx /NbTiN junctions for SIS mixer applications,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Superconduct., vol. 11, pp. 76–79, Mar. 2001. [48] M. Gurvitch, W. A...Another connector developed by IBM for commercial applications using a dendritic interposer technology. A “beam-on-pad” approach developed by Siemens

  16. Hybrid superconducting neutron detectors

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    Merlo, V.; Lucci, M.; Ottaviani, I. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, I-00133 Roma (Italy); Salvato, M.; Cirillo, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, I-00133 Roma (Italy); CNR SPIN Salerno, Università di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, n.132, 84084 Fisciano (Italy); Scherillo, A. [Science and Technology Facility Council, ISIS Facility Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Celentano, G. [ENEA Frascati Research Centre, Via. E. Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati (Italy); Pietropaolo, A., E-mail: antonino.pietropaolo@enea.it [ENEA Frascati Research Centre, Via. E. Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati (Italy); Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics, Via Appia Nuova 31, 00040 Marino, Roma (Italy)

    2015-03-16

    A neutron detection concept is presented that is based on superconductive niobium (Nb) strips coated by a boron (B) layer. The working principle of the detector relies on the nuclear reaction, {sup 10}B + n → α + {sup 7}Li, with α and Li ions generating a hot spot on the current-biased Nb strip which in turn induces a superconducting-normal state transition. The latter is recognized as a voltage signal which is the evidence of the incident neutron. The above described detection principle has been experimentally assessed and verified by irradiating the samples with a pulsed neutron beam at the ISIS spallation neutron source (UK). It is found that the boron coated superconducting strips, kept at a temperature T = 8 K and current-biased below the critical current I{sub c}, are driven into the normal state upon thermal neutron irradiation. As a result of the transition, voltage pulses in excess of 40 mV are measured while the bias current can be properly modulated to bring the strip back to the superconducting state, thus resetting the detector. Measurements on the counting rate of the device are presented and the basic physical features of the detector are discussed.

  17. Levitation Kits Demonstrate Superconductivity.

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    Worthy, Ward

    1987-01-01

    Describes the "Project 1-2-3" levitation kit used to demonstrate superconductivity. Summarizes the materials included in the kit. Discusses the effect demonstrated and gives details on how to obtain kits. Gives an overview of the documentation that is included. (CW)

  18. LEP superconducting cavity

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    1995-01-01

    Engineers work in a clean room on one of the superconducting cavities for the upgrade to the LEP accelerator, known as LEP-2. The use of superconductors allow higher electric fields to be produced so that higher beam energies can be reached.

  19. Niobium superconducting cavity

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    CERN PhotoLab

    1980-01-01

    This 5-cell superconducting cavity, made from bulk-Nb, stems from the period of general studies, not all directed towards direct use at LEP. This one is dimensioned for 1.5 GHz, the frequency used at CEBAF and also studied at Saclay (LEP RF was 352.2 MHz). See also 7908227, 8007354, 8209255, 8210054, 8312339.

  20. LHC Superconducting Magnets

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    Jean Leyder

    2000-01-01

    The LHC is the next step in CERN's quest to unravel the mysteries of the Universe. It will accelerate protons to energies never before achieved in laboratories, and to hold them on course it will use powerful superconducting magnets on an unprecedented scale.

  1. Coupled superconducting flux qubits

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    Plantenberg, J.H.

    2007-01-01

    This thesis presents results of theoretical and experimental work on superconducting persistent-current quantum bits. These qubits offer an attractive route towards scalable solid-state quantum computing. The focus of this work is on the gradiometer flux qubit which has a special geometric design, t

  2. Superconducting Quantum Circuits

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    Majer, J.B.

    2002-01-01

    This thesis describes a number of experiments with superconducting cir- cuits containing small Josephson junctions. The circuits are made out of aluminum islands which are interconnected with a very thin insulating alu- minum oxide layer. The connections form a Josephson junction. The current trough

  3. Checking BEBC superconducting magnet

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    1974-01-01

    The superconducting coils of the magnet for the 3.7 m Big European Bubble Chamber (BEBC) had to be checked, see Annual Report 1974, p. 60. The photo shows a dismantled pancake. By December 1974 the magnet reached again the field design value of 3.5 T.

  4. Nonequilibrium superconducting detectors

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    Cristiano, R.; Ejrnaes, M.; Esposito, E.; Lisitskyi, M. P.; Nappi, C.; Pagano, S.; Perez de Lara, D.

    2006-03-01

    Nonequilibrium superconducting detectors exploit the early stages of the energy down cascade which occur after the absorption of radiation. They operate on a short temporal scale ranging from few microseconds down to tens of picoseconds. In such a way they provide fast counting capability, high time discrimination and also, for some devices, energy sensitivity. Nonequilibrium superconducting detectors are developed for their use both in basic science and in practical applications for detection of single photons or single ionized macromolecules. In this paper we consider two devices: distributed readout imaging detectors (DROIDs) based on superconducting tunnel junctions (STJs), which are typically used for high-speed energy spectroscopy applications, and hot-electron superconductive detectors (HESDs), which are typically used as fast counters and time discriminators. Implementation of the DROID geometry to use a single superconductor is discussed. Progress in the fabrication technology of NbN nanostructured HESDs is presented. The two detectors share the high sensitivity that makes them able to efficiently detect even single photons down to infrared energy.

  5. Nonequilibrium superconducting detectors

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    Cristiano, R [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy); Ejrnaes, M [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy); INFN Sezione di Napoli, 80126 Naples (Italy); Esposito, E [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy); Lisitskyi, M P [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy); Nappi, C [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy); Pagano, S [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Salerno, 84081 Baronissi (Saudi Arabia) (Italy); Perez de Lara, D [CNR-Istituto di Cibernetica E. Caianiello, 80078 Pozzuoli (Namibia) (Italy)

    2006-03-15

    Nonequilibrium superconducting detectors exploit the early stages of the energy down cascade which occur after the absorption of radiation. They operate on a short temporal scale ranging from few microseconds down to tens of picoseconds. In such a way they provide fast counting capability, high time discrimination and also, for some devices, energy sensitivity. Nonequilibrium superconducting detectors are developed for their use both in basic science and in practical applications for detection of single photons or single ionized macromolecules. In this paper we consider two devices: distributed readout imaging detectors (DROIDs) based on superconducting tunnel junctions (STJs), which are typically used for high-speed energy spectroscopy applications, and hot-electron superconductive detectors (HESDs), which are typically used as fast counters and time discriminators. Implementation of the DROID geometry to use a single superconductor is discussed. Progress in the fabrication technology of NbN nanostructured HESDs is presented. The two detectors share the high sensitivity that makes them able to efficiently detect even single photons down to infrared energy.

  6. LHC superconducting strand

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    Patrice Loiez

    1999-01-01

    This cross-section through a strand of superconducting matieral as used in the LHC shows the 8000 Niobium-Titanium filaments embedded like a honeycomb in copper. When cooled to 1.9 degrees above absolute zero in the LHC accelerator, these filaments will have zero resistance and so will carry a high electric current with no energy loss.

  7. Superconducting doped topological materials

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    Sasaki, Satoshi, E-mail: sasaki@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp [Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Mizushima, Takeshi, E-mail: mizushima@mp.es.osaka-u.ac.jp [Department of Materials Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan); Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530 (Japan)

    2015-07-15

    Highlights: • Studies on both normal- and SC-state properties of doped topological materials. • Odd-parity pairing systems with the time-reversal-invariance. • Robust superconductivity in the presence of nonmagnetic impurity scattering. • We propose experiments to identify the existence of Majorana fermions in these SCs. - Abstract: Recently, the search for Majorana fermions (MFs) has become one of the most important and exciting issues in condensed matter physics since such an exotic quasiparticle is expected to potentially give rise to unprecedented quantum phenomena whose functional properties will be used to develop future quantum technology. Theoretically, the MFs may reside in various types of topological superconductor materials that is characterized by the topologically protected gapless surface state which are essentially an Andreev bound state. Superconducting doped topological insulators and topological crystalline insulators are promising candidates to harbor the MFs. In this review, we discuss recent progress and understanding on the research of MFs based on time-reversal-invariant superconducting topological materials to deepen our understanding and have a better outlook on both the search for and realization of MFs in these systems. We also discuss some advantages of these bulk systems to realize MFs including remarkable superconducting robustness against nonmagnetic impurities.

  8. Nonlinearities in Microwave Superconductivity

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    Ledenyov, Dimitri O.; Ledenyov, Viktor O.

    2012-01-01

    The research is focused on the modeling of nonlinear properties of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) thin films, using Bardeen, Cooper, Schrieffer and Lumped Element Circuit theories, with purpose to enhance microwave power handling capabilities of microwave filters and optimize design of microwave circuits in micro- and nano- electronics.

  9. Coupled superconducting flux qubits

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    Plantenberg, J.H.

    2007-01-01

    This thesis presents results of theoretical and experimental work on superconducting persistent-current quantum bits. These qubits offer an attractive route towards scalable solid-state quantum computing. The focus of this work is on the gradiometer flux qubit which has a special geometric design, t

  10. Applications of Superconductivity

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    Goodkind, John M.

    1971-01-01

    Presents a general review of current practical applications of the properties of superconducters. The devices are classified into groups according to the property that is of primary importance. The article is inteded as a first introduction for students and professionals. (Author/DS)

  11. Levitation Kits Demonstrate Superconductivity.

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    Worthy, Ward

    1987-01-01

    Describes the "Project 1-2-3" levitation kit used to demonstrate superconductivity. Summarizes the materials included in the kit. Discusses the effect demonstrated and gives details on how to obtain kits. Gives an overview of the documentation that is included. (CW)

  12. ISR Superconducting Quadrupoles

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    1977-01-01

    Michel Bouvier is preparing for curing the 6-pole superconducting windings inbedded in the cylindrical wall separating liquid helium from vacuum in the quadrupole aperture. The heat for curing the epoxy glue was provided by a ramp of infrared lamps which can be seen above the slowly rotating cylinder. See also 7703512X, 7702690X.

  13. High temperature interface superconductivity

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    Gozar, A., E-mail: adrian.gozar@yale.edu [Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Bozovic, I. [Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

    2016-02-15

    Highlight: • This review article covers the topic of high temperature interface superconductivity. • New materials and techniques used for achieving interface superconductivity are discussed. • We emphasize the role played by the differences in structure and electronic properties at the interface with respect to the bulk of the constituents. - Abstract: High-T{sub c} superconductivity at interfaces has a history of more than a couple of decades. In this review we focus our attention on copper-oxide based heterostructures and multi-layers. We first discuss the technique, atomic layer-by-layer molecular beam epitaxy (ALL-MBE) engineering, that enabled High-T{sub c} Interface Superconductivity (HT-IS), and the challenges associated with the realization of high quality interfaces. Then we turn our attention to the experiments which shed light on the structure and properties of interfacial layers, allowing comparison to those of single-phase films and bulk crystals. Both ‘passive’ hetero-structures as well as surface-induced effects by external gating are discussed. We conclude by comparing HT-IS in cuprates and in other classes of materials, especially Fe-based superconductors, and by examining the grand challenges currently laying ahead for the field.

  14. The effects of addition of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} on the microstructure and mechanical properties of carbon/carbon composites

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    Lu, Jinhua, E-mail: lujinhua@nwpu.edu.cn; Yang, Binke; Li, Hejun; Fu, Qiangang; Zhang, Weiben

    2014-07-29

    For the purpose of comparison, C/C composites were prepared with and without lanthanum oxide (La{sub 2}O{sub 3}) by thermal gradient chemical vapour infiltration (TCVI). Natural gas was used as the carbon source, and N{sub 2} was selected as the diluent gas and protected gas in the experiments. The effects of percentage composition of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} on the microstructure and mechanical properties were investigated. The microstructure was investigated via polarized light microscope (PLM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The mechanical properties were studied via three-point flexural testing. The results indicate that the addition of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} has a considerable effect on pyrocarbon texture, with the matrix of the pure C/C composite being composed of ISO and smooth laminar (SL) pyrocarbon, whereas the matrix of composites with La{sub 2}O{sub 3} was mainly dominated by SL pyrocarbon. The differences are the refinement of pyrocarbon texture and increase of the extinction angle with the increasing content of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Moreover, it was observed that the ultimate flexural strength of C/C composites with La{sub 2}O{sub 3} was significantly improved, from which it can be deduced that La{sub 2}O{sub 3} improves the interface roughness and interface bonding strength between carbon fibres and the pyrocarbon matrix by interfacial chemical reaction.

  15. Impact of concomitant Y and Mn substitution on properties of La{sub 1-z}Y{sub z}Fe{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}AsO{sub 0.9}F{sub 0.1}

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    Kappenberger, Rhea; Hammerath, Franziska; Wurmehl, Sabine; Buechner, Bernd [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden, Dresden (Germany); Asfaw Afrassa, Mesfin [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Addis Ababa University, College of Natural Science, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Rousse, Pierre; Hess, Christian; Prando, Giacomo; Moroni, Matteo; Wolter, Anja U.B. [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Sanna, Samuele; Carretta, Pietro [Dipartimento di Fisica e Unita di CNISM, Pavia (Italy); Lamura, Gianrico [Universita di Genova (Italy); CNR-SPIN, Genova (Italy); Kamusella, Sirko; Klauss, Hans-Henning [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden, Dresden (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    The substitution of constituents is frequently used as a local probe to check the microscopic properties of an unconventional superconductor in response to such an ''impurity''. In this talk, we present several structural parameters and the superconducting critical temperatures in response to different substitution levels of Mn and Y in La{sub 1-z}Y{sub z}Fe{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}AsO{sub 0.9}F{sub 0.1}. We will discuss our findings in the light of chemical pressure inflicted by Y, which has a significantly smaller ionic radius than La, and strong electron localization caused by small amounts of paramagnetic Mn impurities.

  16. Oxygen excess in La{sub 2}CoO{sub 4+{delta}}: a neutron diffraction study

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    Aguadero, A.; Daza, L. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Mediambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Madrid (Spain); Alonso, J.A. [Inst. de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Cantoblanco (Spain)

    2008-06-15

    The layered perovskite La{sub 2}CoO{sub 4+{delta}} has been prepared and characterized in order to identify its capability of incorporating interstitial oxygen atoms ({delta}) and their effect on the crystal structure. The synthesis has been performed by a citrate-nitrate soft-chemistry technique; a high oxygen pressure treatment (350 C, 200 bar) has allowed us to increment the interstitial oxygen contents up to {delta} = 0.32(1). The samples have been characterized by thermal analysis (TG and DTA), X-ray diffraction at room temperature and neutron diffraction at temperatures up to 600 C. At r. t., the as-prepared phase, La{sub 2}CoO{sub 4.22(1)}, is orthorhombic, space group Bmab, with an important orthorhombic strain, if compared with La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4+{delta}}. At high temperatures it undergoes two consecutive structural transitions, to an orthorhombic superstructure at 375 C and finally to a tetragonal symmetry (space group F4/mmm) al 590 C. The phase La{sub 2}CoO{sub 4.32(1)} seems to represent a superstructure with orthorhombic symmetry and with a doubled b unit-cell parameter with respect to the prepared sample. (orig.)

  17. Superconductivity an introduction

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    Kleiner, Reinhold

    2016-01-01

    The third edition of this proven text has been developed further in both scope and scale to reflect the potential for superconductivity in power engineering to increase efficiency in electricity transmission or engines. The landmark reference remains a comprehensive introduction to the field, covering every aspect from fundamentals to applications, and presenting the latest developments in organic superconductors, superconducting interfaces, quantum coherence, and applications in medicine and industry. Due to its precise language and numerous explanatory illustrations, it is suitable as an introductory textbook, with the level rising smoothly from chapter to chapter, such that readers can build on their newly acquired knowledge. The authors cover basic properties of superconductors and discuss stability and different material groups with reference to the latest and most promising applications, devoting the last third of the book to applications in power engineering, medicine, and low temperature physics. An e...

  18. Superconducting Accelerator Magnets

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    Mess, K H; Wolff, S

    1996-01-01

    The main topic of the book are the superconducting dipole and quadrupole magnets needed in high-energy accelerators and storage rings for protons, antiprotons or heavy ions. The basic principles of low-temperature superconductivity are outlined with special emphasis on the effects which are relevant for accelerator magnets. Properties and fabrication methods of practical superconductors are described. Analytical methods for field calculation and multipole expansion are presented for coils without and with iron yoke. The effect of yoke saturation and geometric distortions on field quality is studied. Persistent magnetization currents in the superconductor and eddy currents the copper part of the cable are analyzed in detail and their influence on field quality and magnet performance is investigated. Superconductor stability, quench origins and propagation and magnet protection are addressed. Some important concepts of accelerator physics are introduced which are needed to appreciate the demanding requirements ...

  19. Statistical mechanics of superconductivity

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    Kita, Takafumi

    2015-01-01

    This book provides a theoretical, step-by-step comprehensive explanation of superconductivity for undergraduate and graduate students who have completed elementary courses on thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. To this end, it adopts the unique approach of starting with the statistical mechanics of quantum ideal gases and successively adding and clarifying elements and techniques indispensible for understanding it. They include the spin-statistics theorem, second quantization, density matrices, the Bloch–De Dominicis theorem, the variational principle in statistical mechanics, attractive interaction, and bound states. Ample examples of their usage are also provided in terms of topics from advanced statistical mechanics such as two-particle correlations of quantum ideal gases, derivation of the Hartree–Fock equations, and Landau’s Fermi-liquid theory, among others. With these preliminaries, the fundamental mean-field equations of superconductivity are derived with maximum mathematical clarity based on ...

  20. Superconducting switch pack

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    Srivastava, V.C.; Wollan, J.J.

    1990-07-24

    This patent describes a superconducting switch pack at least one switch element. The switch element including a length of superconductive wire having a switching portion and two lead portions, the switching portion being between the lead portions; means for supporting the switching portion in a plane in a common mold; hardened resin means encapsulating the switching portion in the plane in a solid body; wherein the solid body has an exterior surface which is planar and substantially parallel with and spaced apart from the plane in which the switching portion is positioned. The exterior surface being exposed to the exterior of the switch pack and the resin means filling the space between the exterior surface and the plane of the switching portion so as to provide uninterrupted thermal communication between the plane of the switching portion and the exterior of the switch pack; and a heater element in thermal contact with the switching portion.

  1. Tunable superconducting nanoinductors

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    Annunziata, Anthony J; Santavicca, Daniel F; Frunzio, Luigi; Rooks, Michael J; Prober, Daniel E [Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Catelani, Gianluigi [Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Frydman, Aviad, E-mail: anthony.annunziata@yale.edu, E-mail: daniel.prober@yale.edu [Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900 (Israel)

    2010-11-05

    We characterize inductors fabricated from ultra-thin, approximately 100 nm wide strips of niobium (Nb) and niobium nitride (NbN). These nanowires have a large kinetic inductance in the superconducting state. The kinetic inductance scales linearly with the nanowire length, with a typical value of 1 nH {mu}m{sup -1} for NbN and 44 pH {mu}m{sup -1} for Nb at a temperature of 2.5 K. We measure the temperature and current dependence of the kinetic inductance and compare our results to theoretical predictions. We also simulate the self-resonant frequencies of these nanowires in a compact meander geometry. These nanowire inductive elements have applications in a variety of microwave frequency superconducting circuits.

  2. Time ripe for superconductivity?

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    George Marsh

    2002-04-01

    But there is a crucial deadline and failure to meet it could send superconductivity back to the commercial shadows (at least outside the medical and scientific niches where it is a key enabler in analytical instruments, magnetic resonance imaging, and particle accelerators for another 30 years. Later this decade, the vintage infrastructure of dense copper conductors that supports power distribution in developed countries, in particular in the US, will become due for renewal. (Recent power problems in California were largely those of distribution infrastructure. At the same time, boosting capacity to serve the needs of increasingly affluent populations will pose a challenge. Superconductivity could provide the answer — if the technology matures in time and cost targets are met.

  3. Relativistic Model for two-band Superconductivity

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    Ohsaku, Tadafumi

    2003-01-01

    To understand the superconductivity in MgB2, several two-band models of superconductivity were proposed. In this paper, by using the relativistic fermion model, we clearize the effect of the lower band in the superconductivity.

  4. Topological confinement and superconductivity

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    Al-hassanieh, Dhaled A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Batista, Cristian D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    We derive a Kondo Lattice model with a correlated conduction band from a two-band Hubbard Hamiltonian. This mapping allows us to describe the emergence of a robust pairing mechanism in a model that only contains repulsive interactions. The mechanism is due to topological confinement and results from the interplay between antiferromagnetism and delocalization. By using Density-Matrix-Renormalization-Group (DMRG) we demonstrate that this mechanism leads to dominant superconducting correlations in aID-system.

  5. Unconventional superconductivity near inhomogeneities

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    Poenicke, A.F.

    2008-01-25

    After the presentation of a quasi-classical theory the specific heat of Sr{sub 2}RuO{sub 4} is considered. Then tunneling spectroscopy on cuprate superconductors is discussed. Thereafter the subharmonic gap structure in d-wave superconductors is considered. Finally the application of the S-matrix in superconductivity is discussed with spin mixing, CrO{sub 2} as example, and an interface model. (HSI)

  6. Helical superconducting black holes.

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    Donos, Aristomenis; Gauntlett, Jerome P

    2012-05-25

    We construct novel static, asymptotically five-dimensional anti-de Sitter black hole solutions with Bianchi type-VII(0) symmetry that are holographically dual to superconducting phases in four spacetime dimensions with a helical p-wave order. We calculate the precise temperature dependence of the pitch of the helical order. At zero temperature the black holes have a vanishing entropy and approach domain wall solutions that reveal homogenous, nonisotropic dual ground states with an emergent scaling symmetry.

  7. Silicon superconducting quantum interference device

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    Duvauchelle, J. E.; Francheteau, A.; Marcenat, C.; Lefloch, F., E-mail: francois.lefloch@cea.fr [Université Grenoble Alpes, CEA - INAC - SPSMS, F-38000 Grenoble (France); Chiodi, F.; Débarre, D. [Université Paris-sud, CNRS - IEF, F-91405 Orsay - France (France); Hasselbach, K. [Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS - Inst. Néel, F-38000 Grenoble (France); Kirtley, J. R. [Center for probing at nanoscale, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 94305-4045 (United States)

    2015-08-17

    We have studied a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) made from a single layer thin film of superconducting silicon. The superconducting layer is obtained by heavily doping a silicon wafer with boron atoms using the gas immersion laser doping technique. The SQUID is composed of two nano-bridges (Dayem bridges) in a loop and shows magnetic flux modulation at low temperature and low magnetic field. The overall behavior shows very good agreement with numerical simulations based on the Ginzburg-Landau equations.

  8. Superconducting Qubit Optical Transducer (SQOT)

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    2015-08-05

    SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: The SQOT (Superconducting Qubit Optical Transducer ) project proposes to build a novel electro-optic system which can...Apr-2015 Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited Final Report: "Superconducting Qubit Optical Transducer " (SQOT) The views, opinions and...journals: Number of Papers published in non peer-reviewed journals: Final Report: "Superconducting Qubit Optical Transducer " (SQOT) Report Title The

  9. Hybrid Superconducting Neutron Detectors

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    Merlo, V; Cirillo, M; Lucci, M; Ottaviani, I; Scherillo, A; Celentano, G; Pietropaolo, A

    2014-01-01

    A new neutron detection concept is presented that is based on superconductive niobium (Nb) strips coated by a boron (B) layer. The working principle of the detector relies on the nuclear reaction 10B+n $\\rightarrow$ $\\alpha$+ 7Li , with $\\alpha$ and Li ions generating a hot spot on the current-biased Nb strip which in turn induces a superconducting-normal state transition. The latter is recognized as a voltage signal which is the evidence of the incident neutron. The above described detection principle has been experimentally assessed and verified by irradiating the samples with a pulsed neutron beam at the ISIS spallation neutron source (UK). It is found that the boron coated superconducting strips, kept at a temperature T = 8 K and current-biased below the critical current Ic, are driven into the normal state upon thermal neutron irradiation. As a result of the transition, voltage pulses in excess of 40 mV are measured while the bias current can be properly modulated to bring the strip back to the supercond...

  10. Navy superconductivity efforts

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    Gubser, D. U.

    1990-04-01

    Both the new high temperature superconductors (HTS) and the low temperature superconductors (LTS) are important components of Navy's total plan to integrate superconductivity into field operational systems. Fundamental research is an important component of the total Navy program and focuses on the HTS materials. Power applications (ship propulsion, etc.) use LTS materials while space applications (MMW electronics, etc.) use HTS materials. The Space Experiment being conducted at NRL will involve space flight testing of HTS devices built by industry and will demonstrate the ability to engineer and space qualify these devices for systems use. Another important component of the Navy's effort is the development of Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometers. This program will use LTS materials initially, but plans to implement HTS materials as soon as possible. Hybrid HTS/LTS systems are probable in many applications. A review of the status of the Navy's HTS materials research is given as well as an update on the Navy's development efforts in superconductivity, with particular emphasis on the related SDIO sponsored program on HTS applications.

  11. US Navy superconductivity program

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    Gubser, Donald U.

    1991-01-01

    Both the new high temperature superconductors (HTS) and the low temperature superconductors (LTS) are important components of the Navy's total plan to integrate superconductivity into field operational systems. Fundamental research is an important component of the total Navy program and focuses on the HTS materials. Power applications (ship propulsion) use LTS materials while space applications (millimeter wave electronics) use HTS materials. The Space Experiment to be conducted at NRL will involve space flight testing of HTS devices built by industry and will demonstrate the ability to engineer and space qualify these devices for systems use. Another important component of the Navy's effort is the development of Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometers. This program will use LTS materials initially, but plans to implement HTS materials as soon as possible. Hybrid HTS/LTS systems are probable in many applications. A review of the status of the Navy's HTS materials research is given as well as an update on the Navy's development efforts in superconductivity.

  12. Navy superconductivity efforts

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    Gubser, D. U.

    1990-01-01

    Both the new high temperature superconductors (HTS) and the low temperature superconductors (LTS) are important components of Navy's total plan to integrate superconductivity into field operational systems. Fundamental research is an important component of the total Navy program and focuses on the HTS materials. Power applications (ship propulsion, etc.) use LTS materials while space applications (MMW electronics, etc.) use HTS materials. The Space Experiment being conducted at NRL will involve space flight testing of HTS devices built by industry and will demonstrate the ability to engineer and space qualify these devices for systems use. Another important component of the Navy's effort is the development of Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometers. This program will use LTS materials initially, but plans to implement HTS materials as soon as possible. Hybrid HTS/LTS systems are probable in many applications. A review of the status of the Navy's HTS materials research is given as well as an update on the Navy's development efforts in superconductivity, with particular emphasis on the related SDIO sponsored program on HTS applications.

  13. Superconductivity in CVD diamond films.

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    Takano, Yoshihiko

    2009-06-24

    A beautiful jewel of diamond is insulator. However, boron doping can induce semiconductive, metallic and superconducting properties in diamond. When the boron concentration is tuned over 3 × 10(20) cm(-3), diamonds enter the metallic region and show superconductivity at low temperatures. The metal-insulator transition and superconductivity are analyzed using ARPES, XAS, NMR, IXS, transport and magnetic measurements and so on. This review elucidates the physical properties and mechanism of diamond superconductor as a special superconductivity that occurs in semiconductors.

  14. Unconventional superconductivity in honeycomb lattice

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    P Sahebsara

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available   ‎ The possibility of symmetrical s-wave superconductivity in the honeycomb lattice is studied within a strongly correlated regime, using the Hubbard model. The superconducting order parameter is defined by introducing the Green function, which is obtained by calculating the density of the electrons ‎ . In this study showed that the superconducting order parameter appears in doping interval between 0 and 0.5, and x=0.25 is the optimum doping for the s-wave superconductivity in honeycomb lattice.

  15. Superconductivity in graphite intercalation compounds

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    Smith, Robert P. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Weller, Thomas E.; Howard, Christopher A. [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College of London, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT (United Kingdom); Dean, Mark P.M. [Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); Rahnejat, Kaveh C. [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College of London, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT (United Kingdom); Saxena, Siddharth S. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Ellerby, Mark, E-mail: mark.ellerby@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College of London, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT (United Kingdom)

    2015-07-15

    Highlights: • Historical background of graphite intercalates. • Superconductivity in graphite intercalates and its place in the field of superconductivity. • Recent developments. • Relevant modeling of superconductivity in graphite intercalates. • Interpretations that pertain and questions that remain. - Abstract: The field of superconductivity in the class of materials known as graphite intercalation compounds has a history dating back to the 1960s (Dresselhaus and Dresselhaus, 1981; Enoki et al., 2003). This paper recontextualizes the field in light of the discovery of superconductivity in CaC{sub 6} and YbC{sub 6} in 2005. In what follows, we outline the crystal structure and electronic structure of these and related compounds. We go on to experiments addressing the superconducting energy gap, lattice dynamics, pressure dependence, and how these relate to theoretical studies. The bulk of the evidence strongly supports a BCS superconducting state. However, important questions remain regarding which electronic states and phonon modes are most important for superconductivity, and whether current theoretical techniques can fully describe the dependence of the superconducting transition temperature on pressure and chemical composition.

  16. Korea's developmental program for superconductivity

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    Hong, Gye-Won; Won, Dong-Yeon; Kuk, Il-Hyun; Park, Jong-Chul

    1995-01-01

    Superconductivity research in Korea was firstly carried out in the late 70's by a research group in Seoul National University (SNU), who fabricated a small scale superconducting magnetic energy storage system under the financial support from Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO). But a few researchers were involved in superconductivity research until the oxide high Tc superconductor was discovered by Bednorz and Mueller. After the discovery of YBaCuO superconductor operating above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen (77 K)(exp 2), Korean Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) sponsored a special fund for the high Tc superconductivity research to universities and national research institutes by recognizing its importance. Scientists engaged in this project organized 'High Temperature Superconductivity Research Association (HITSRA)' for effective conducting of research. Its major functions are to coordinate research activities on high Tc superconductivity and organize the workshop for active exchange of information. During last seven years the major superconductivity research has been carried out through the coordination of HITSRA. The major parts of the Korea's superconductivity research program were related to high temperature superconductor and only a few groups were carrying out research on conventional superconductor technology, and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) have led this research. In this talk, the current status and future plans of superconductivity research in Korea will be reviewed based on the results presented in interim meeting of HITSRA, April 1-2, 1994. Taejeon, as well as the research activity of KAERI.

  17. Wide-band tunable stimulated emission from a La/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/SiO/sub 14/-Cr/sup 3 +/ crystal

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    Kaminskii, A.A.; Shkadarevich, A.P.; Mill' , B.V.; Koptev, V.G.; Demidovich, A.A.

    1987-09-01

    The authors report on wide-band tunable stimulated radiation (SR) in the near-IR range from La/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/SiO/sub 14/-Cr/sup 3 +/. The lasing spectrum parameters of La/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/SiO/sub 14/ and some of the most extensively studied oxygen and fluorine crystals containing Cr/sup 3 +/ are shown. Luminescence excitation spectrum is shown for Cr/sup 3 +/ in La/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/SiO/sub 14/. The authors attain and examine SR on a vibronic transition in Cr/sup 3 +/ in trigonal La/sub 3/Ga/sub 5/SiO/sub 14/ at 300 K and obtain the widest smooth SR tuning wavelength range for any inorganic material containing octahedral Cr/sup 3 +/ ions.

  18. Optimization of superconducting tiling pattern for superconducting bearings

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    Hull, John R. (Hinsdale, IL)

    1996-01-01

    An apparatus and method for reducing magnetic field inhomogeneities which produce rotational loss mechanisms in high temperature superconducting magnetic bearings. Magnetic field inhomogeneities are reduced by dividing high temperature superconducting structures into smaller structures, and arranging the smaller structures into tiers which stagger the magnetic field maximum locations of the smaller structures.

  19. Luminescence properties of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanophosphor prepared by sol–gel method

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    Pushpa, N. [Department of Physics, Bangalore University, Bangalore 560 056 (India); Department of Physics - S & H, PES University, Bangalore 560 085 (India); Kokila, M.K., E-mail: drmkkokila@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Bangalore University, Bangalore 560 056 (India); Shivaramu, N.J. [Indian Academy Degree College, Bangalore 560 043 (India)

    2016-07-15

    Highlights: • La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and La{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanoparticles are synthesized by low temperature sol–gel method. • Gamma irradiated TL glow curve of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} shows linear response with dose. • TL emission shows bright red emission at 619 nm. - Abstract: Undoped and Eu{sup 3+} doped La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanophosphor are synthesized by low temperature sol–gel technique. The synthesized samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and average crystallite size is found to be ∼18 nm and ∼23 nm for undoped and Eu{sup 3+} doped La{sub 2}O{sub 3} respectively. Gamma ray irradiated undoped La{sub 2}O{sub 3} shows high intense thermoluminescence (TL) glow peak at 640 K and weak TL glow peak at 443 K and the high intense peak intensity is sub linear increase with γ-dose. Whereas Eu{sup 3+} doped La{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanophosphor show a prominent TL glow peak at 640 K and its TL intensity linearly increases up to 1 kGy. The kinetic parameters are estimated using glow curve deconvoluted (GCD) technique. TL emission of γ-ray irradiated Eu{sup 3+} doped La{sub 2}O{sub 3} show peaks at 508, 586, 619 and 706 nm are attributed to Eu{sup 3+} transition peaks.

  20. The Danish Superconducting Cable Project

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    Tønnesen, Ole

    1997-01-01

    The design and construction of a superconducting cable is described. The cable has a room temperature dielectric design with the cryostat placed inside the electrical insulation.BSCCO 2223 superconducting tapes wound in helix form around a former are used as the cable conductor. Results from...

  1. Superconducting bearings for flywheel applications

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    Abrahamsen, A.B.

    2001-01-01

    A literature study on the application of superconducting bearings in energy storage flywheel systems. The physics of magnetic levitation and superconductors are presented in the first part of the report, followed by a discussion of the literature found onthe applications of superconducting bearings...

  2. A superconducting magnetic gear

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    Campbell, A. M.

    2016-05-01

    A comparison is made between a magnetic gear using permanent magnets and superconductors. The objective is to see if there are any fundamental reasons why superconducting magnets should not provide higher power densities than permanent magnets. The gear is based on the variable permeability design of Attilah and Howe (2001 IEEE Trans. Magn. 37 2844-46) in which a ring of permanent magnets surrounding a ring of permeable pole pieces with a different spacing gives an internal field component at the beat frequency. Superconductors can provide much larger fields and forces but will saturate the pole pieces. However the gear mechanism still operates, but in a different way. The magnetisation of the pole pieces is now constant but rotates with angle at the beat frequency. The result is a cylindrical Halbach array which produces an internal field with the same symmetry as in the linear regime, but has an analytic solution. In this paper a typical gear system is analysed with finite elements using FlexPDE. It is shown that the gear can work well into the saturation regime and that the Halbach array gives a good approximation to the results. Replacing the permanent magnets with superconducting tapes can give large increases in torque density, and for something like a wind turbine a combined gear and generator is possible. However there are major practical problems. Perhaps the most fundamental is the large high frequency field which is inevitably present and which will cause AC losses. Also large magnetic fields are required, with all the practical problems of high field superconducting magnets in rotating machines. Nevertheless there are ways of mitigating these difficulties and it seems worthwhile to explore the possibilities of this technology further.

  3. Superconductivity in a chiral nanotube

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    Qin, F.; Shi, W.; Ideue, T.; Yoshida, M.; Zak, A.; Tenne, R.; Kikitsu, T.; Inoue, D.; Hashizume, D.; Iwasa, Y.

    2017-02-01

    Chirality of materials are known to affect optical, magnetic and electric properties, causing a variety of nontrivial phenomena such as circular dichiroism for chiral molecules, magnetic Skyrmions in chiral magnets and nonreciprocal carrier transport in chiral conductors. On the other hand, effect of chirality on superconducting transport has not been known. Here we report the nonreciprocity of superconductivity--unambiguous evidence of superconductivity reflecting chiral structure in which the forward and backward supercurrent flows are not equivalent because of inversion symmetry breaking. Such superconductivity is realized via ionic gating in individual chiral nanotubes of tungsten disulfide. The nonreciprocal signal is significantly enhanced in the superconducting state, being associated with unprecedented quantum Little-Parks oscillations originating from the interference of supercurrent along the circumference of the nanotube. The present results indicate that the nonreciprocity is a viable approach toward the superconductors with chiral or noncentrosymmetric structures.

  4. Japan. Superconductivity for Smart Grids

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    Hayakawa, K.

    2012-11-15

    Currently, many smart grid projects are running or planned worldwide. These aim at controlling the electricity supply more efficiently and more stably in a new power network system. In Japan, especially superconductivity technology development projects are carried out to contribute to the future smart grid. Japanese cable makers such as Sumitomo Electric and Furukawa Electric are leading in the production of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) power cables. The world's largest electric current and highest voltage superconductivity proving tests have been started this year. Big cities such as Tokyo will be expected to introduce the HTS power cables to reduce transport losses and to meet the increased electricity demand in the near future. Superconducting devices, HTS power cables, Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) and flywheels are the focus of new developments in cooperations between companies, universities and research institutes, funded by the Japanese research and development funding organization New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

  5. Superconducting dipole electromagnet

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    Purcell, John R.

    1977-07-26

    A dipole electromagnet of especial use for bending beams in particle accelerators is wound to have high uniformity of magnetic field across a cross section and to decrease evenly to zero as the ends of the electromagnet are approached by disposing the superconducting filaments of the coil in the crescent-shaped nonoverlapping portions of two intersecting circles. Uniform decrease at the ends is achieved by causing the circles to overlap increasingly in the direction of the ends of the coil until the overlap is complete and the coil is terminated.

  6. 100 years of superconductivity

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    2011-01-01

    Public lecture by Philippe Lebrun, who works at CERN on applications of superconductivity and cryogenics for particle accelerators. He was head of CERN’s Accelerator Technology Department during the LHC construction period. Centre culturel Jean Monnet, route de Gex Tuesday 11 October from 8.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. » Suitable for all – Admission free - Lecture in French » Number of places limited For further information: +33 (0)4 50 42 29 37

  7. TOPICAL REVIEW: Superconducting bearings

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    Hull, John R.

    2000-02-01

    The physics and technology of superconducting bearings is reviewed. Particular attention is given to the use of high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) in rotating bearings. The basic phenomenology of levitational forces is presented, followed by a brief discussion of the theoretical models that can be used for conceptual understanding and calculations. The merits of various HTS bearing designs are presented, and the behaviour of HTS bearings in typical situations is discussed. The article concludes with a brief survey of various proposed applications for HTS bearings.

  8. Conventional and unconventional superconductivity

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    Fernandes, R. M.

    2012-02-01

    Superconductivity has been one of the most fruitful areas of research in condensed matter physics, bringing together researchers with distinct interests in a collaborative effort to understand from its microscopic basis to its potential for unprecedented technological applications. The concepts, techniques, and methods developed along its centennial history have gone beyond the realm of condensed matter physics and influenced the development of other fascinating areas, such as particle physics and atomic physics. These notes, based on a set of lectures given at the 2011 Advanced Summer School of Cinvestav, aim to motivate the young undergraduate student in getting involved in the exciting world of conventional and unconventional superconductors.

  9. Superconductivity from correlated hopping

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    Batista, C D; Aligia, A A

    1995-01-01

    We consider a chain described by a next-nearest-neighbor hopping combined with a nearest-neighbor spin flip. In two dimensions this three-body term arises from a mapping of the three-band Hubbard model for CuO$_2$ planes to a generalized $t-J$ model and for large O-O hopping favors resonance-valence-bond superconductivity of predominantly $d$-wave symmetry. Solving the ground state and low-energy excitations by analytical and numerical methods we find that the chain is a Luther-Emery liquid with correlation exponent $K_{\\rho} = (2-n)^2/2$, where $n$ is the particle density.

  10. Superconductivity in nanowires

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    Bezryadin, Alexey

    2012-01-01

    The importance and actuality of nanotechnology is unabated and will be for years to come. A main challenge is to understand the various properties of certain nanostructures, and how to generate structures with specific properties for use in actual applications in Electrical Engineering and Medicine.One of the most important structures are nanowires, in particular superconducting ones. They are highly promising for future electronics, transporting current without resistance and at scales of a few nanometers. To fabricate wires to certain defined standards however, is a major challenge, and so i

  11. Introduction to superconductivity

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    Rose-Innes, AC

    1978-01-01

    Introduction to Superconductivity differs from the first edition chiefly in Chapter 11, which has been almost completely rewritten to give a more physically-based picture of the effects arising from the long-range coherence of the electron-waves in superconductors and the operation of quantum interference devices. In this revised second edition, some further modifications have been made to the text and an extra chapter dealing with """"high-temperature"""" superconductors has been added. A vast amount of research has been carried out on these since their discovery in 1986 but the results, both

  12. Superconducting Electronic Film Structures

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    1991-02-14

    cubic, yttria stabilized, zirconia (YSZ) single crystals with (100) orientation and ao = 0.512 to 0.516 nm. Films were magnetron-sputtered... Crown by Solid-State and Vapor-Phase Epitaxy," IEEE Trans. Uagn. 25(2), 2538 (1989). 6. J. H. Kang, R. T. Kampwirth, and K. E. Gray, "Superconductivity...summarized in Fig. 1, are too high for SrTiO3 or yttria- stabilized zirconia (YSZ) to be used in rf applications. MgO, LaAIO 3 , and LaGaO3 have a tan 6

  13. Heavy fermion superconductivity

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    Brison, Jean-Pascal; Glémot, Loı̈c; Suderow, Hermann; Huxley, Andrew; Kambe, Shinsaku; Flouquet, Jacques

    2000-05-01

    The quest for a precise identification of the symmetry of the order parameter in heavy fermion systems has really started with the discovery of the complex superconducting phase diagram in UPt 3. About 10 years latter, despite numerous experiments and theoretical efforts, this is still not achieved, and we will quickly review the present status of knowledge and the main open question. Actually, the more forsaken issue of the nature of the pairing mechanism has been recently tackled by different groups with macroscopic or microscopic measurement, and significant progress have been obtained. We will discuss the results emerging from these recent studies which all support non-phonon-mediated mechanisms.

  14. Transport properties of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ} (LSMO/YBCO) heterostructure

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    Sharma, Minaxi; Sharma, K. K., E-mail: ameenanith@gmail.com, E-mail: kknitham@gmail.com [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P.) 177005 (India); Kumar, Arvind [Centre for Material Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P.) 177005 (India); Kumar, Ravi [Centre for Material Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P.) 177005 (India); Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, Punjab 143521 (India); Choudhary, R. J. [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore (M.P.) 452001 (India)

    2015-05-15

    We report on the transport properties of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (200 nm)/YBa{sub 2}Cu3O{sub 7-δ} (50 nm) (LSMO/YBCO) heterostructure in the presence and absence of magnetic field, deposited on LaAlO3 (001) substrate using pulsed laser deposition technique. X- ray diffraction pattern confirms that the grown heterostructure is single phase in nature. The temperature dependent resistivity shows a metallic behavior below 304 K, superconductivity is completely suppressed by the presence of thick LSMO layer. From resistivity-temperature (ρ-T) curve, we have also observed the metal to insulator transition temperature at 304 K and increases to higher temperature side (353 K) on the application of magnetic field. We found a maximum magnetoresistance ratio ∼47% at 246 K temperature. Temperature co-efficient of resistance is ∼1.7 % K{sup −1} at 202 K, can be useful for bolometric performances and temperature sensors.

  15. Enhanced superconductivity of SmFeAsO co-doped by Scandium and Fluorine to increase chemical inner pressure

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    Chen, Haijie; Zheng, Ming; Fang, Aihua; Yang, Jianhua [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Huang, Fuqiang, E-mail: huangfq@mail.sic.ac.cn [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Xie, Xiaoming; Jiang, Mianheng [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)

    2012-10-15

    Sm{sub 1-x/3}Sc{sub x/3}FeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} (x=0.09-0.27) were synthesized by the mechanical alloying and subsequent low temperature rapid sintering (2 h at 950 Degree-Sign C). The superconducting transition temperature (T{sub c}) increased with the doping level of x. The optimal doping achieved a T{sub c} up to 53.5 K in Sm{sub 0.93}Sc{sub 0.07}FeAsO{sub 0.79}F{sub 0.21}. The higher T{sub c} value was attributed to the increased chemical inner pressure from local lattice distortion induced by smaller-size dopants, which was further confirmed by Sm{sub 1-x}Sc{sub x}FeAsO{sub 0.88}F{sub 0.12} (x=0.04, 0.08, 0.12). Accordingly, larger lattice distortion can enhance the superconductivity below the doping limit. Similar phenomenon was also observed in the La{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}FeAsO{sub 0.8}F{sub 0.2} (x=0.4, 0.5, 0.6). - Graphical abstract: The introduction of Sc{sup 3+} and F{sup -} in SmFeAsO leads to higher chemical inner pressure generated by larger lattice distortion, which is the reason of the improved T{sub c}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The superconducting properties of Sm{sub 1-x/3}Sc{sub x/3}FeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} are investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The co-doping of Sc{sup 3+} and F{sup -} in SmFeAsO leads to higher chemical inner pressure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Higher chemical inner pressure is beneficial to the superconductivity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The co-doped samples of La{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}FeAsO{sub 0.8}F{sub 0.2} further demonstrate the assumption.

  16. Overview on superconducting photoinjectors

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    Arnold, A

    2011-01-01

    The success of most of the proposed energy recovery linac (ERL) based electron accelerator projects for future storage ring replacements (SRR) and high power IR–free-electron lasers (FELs) largely depends on the development of an appropriate source. For example, to meet the FEL specifications [J.W. Lewellen, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5534, 22 (2004)] electron beams with an unprecedented combination of high brightness, low emittance (0.1 µmrad), and high average current (hundreds of mA) are required. An elegant way to create a beam of such quality is to combine the high beam quality of a normal conducting rf photoinjector with the superconducting technology, i.e., to build a superconducting rf photoinjector (SRF gun). SRF gun R&D programs based on different approaches have been launched at a growing number of institutes and companies (AES, Beijing University, BESSY, BNL, DESY, FZD, TJNAF, Niowave, NPS, Wisconsin University). Substantial progress was achieved in recent years and the first long term ...

  17. Overview of Superconducting Photoinjectors

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    Arnold, A

    2009-01-01

    The success of most of the proposed ERL based electron accelerator projects for future storage ring replacements (SRR) and high power IR-FELs is contingent upon the development of an appropriate source. Electron beams with an unprecedented combination of high brightness, low emittance (0.1 µm rad) and high average current (hundreds of mA) are required to meet the FEL specification [1]. An elegant way to create such an unique beam is to combine the high beam quality of a normal conducting RF photo injector with the superconducting technology to get a superconducting RF photo injector (SRF gun). SRF gun R&D programs based on different approaches are under investigation at a growing number of institutes and companies (AES, Beijing University, BESSY, BNL, DESY, FZD, JLab, Niowave, NPS, Wisconsin University). Lot of progress could be achieved during the last years and first long term operation was demonstrated at the FZD [2]. In the near future, this effort will lead to SRF guns, which are indispensab...

  18. Superconducting magnets for MRI

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    Williams, J.E.

    1984-08-01

    Three types of magnets are currently used to provide the background field required for magnet resonance imaging (MRI). (i) Permanent magnets produce fields of up to 0.3 T in volumes sufficient for imaging the head or up to 0.15 T for whole body imaging. Cost and simplicity of operation are advantages, but relatively low field, weight (up to 100 tonnes) and, to a small extent, instability are limitations. (ii) Water-cooled magnets provide fields of up to 0.25 T in volumes suitable for whole body imaging, but at the expense of power (up to 150 kW for 0.25 T) and water-cooling. Thermal stability of the field requires the maintenance of constant temperature through periods both of use and of quiescence. (iii) Because of the limitations imposed by permanent and resistive magnets, particularly on field strength, the superconducting magnet is now most widely used to provide background fields of up to 2 T for whole body MRI. It requires very low operating power and that only for refrigeration. Because of the constant low temperature, 4.2 K, at which its stressed structure operates, its field is stable. The following review deals principally with superconducting magnets for MRI. However, the sections on field analysis apply to all types of magnet and the description of the source terms of circular coils and of the principals of design of solenoids apply equally to resistive solenoidal magnets.

  19. Infrared study of La{sub 1.92}Sr{sub 0.08}CuO{sub 4} and La{sub 1.85}Sr{sub 0.15}CuO{sub 4} single crystals

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    Pignon, Bruno [Laboratoire d' Electrodynamique des Materiaux Avances, UMR 6157 CNRS-CEA, Universite Francois Rabelais, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France)], E-mail: bruno.pignon@univ-tours.fr; Gruener, Gisele; Ta Phuoc, Vinh [Laboratoire d' Electrodynamique des Materiaux Avances, UMR 6157 CNRS-CEA, Universite Francois Rabelais, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France); Marin, Christophe [Departement de Recherche Fondamentale sur la Matiere Condensee, Service de Physique Statistique, Magnetisme et Supraconductivite, CEA, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France); Gervais, Francois; Ammor, Larbi [Laboratoire d' Electrodynamique des Materiaux Avances, UMR 6157 CNRS-CEA, Universite Francois Rabelais, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France)

    2007-09-01

    Infrared reflectivity temperature measurements have been measured on two La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} single crystals with x = 0.08 (underdoped) and x = 0.15 (optimally doped), in-plane and out-of-plane. The obtained optical conductivity results suggest the existence of the pseudo-gap phase only for the underdoped sample.

  20. Superconductivity in doped Dirac semimetals

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    Hashimoto, Tatsuki; Kobayashi, Shingo; Tanaka, Yukio; Sato, Masatoshi

    2016-07-01

    We theoretically study intrinsic superconductivity in doped Dirac semimetals. Dirac semimetals host bulk Dirac points, which are formed by doubly degenerate bands, so the Hamiltonian is described by a 4 ×4 matrix and six types of k -independent pair potentials are allowed by the Fermi-Dirac statistics. We show that the unique spin-orbit coupling leads to characteristic superconducting gap structures and d vectors on the Fermi surface and the electron-electron interaction between intra and interorbitals gives a novel phase diagram of superconductivity. It is found that when the interorbital attraction is dominant, an unconventional superconducting state with point nodes appears. To verify the experimental signature of possible superconducting states, we calculate the temperature dependence of bulk physical properties such as electronic specific heat and spin susceptibility and surface state. In the unconventional superconducting phase, either dispersive or flat Andreev bound states appear between point nodes, which leads to double peaks or a single peak in the surface density of states, respectively. As a result, possible superconducting states can be distinguished by combining bulk and surface measurements.

  1. Meissner effect in superconducting microtraps

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    Cano, Daniel

    2009-04-30

    This thesis investigates the impact of the Meissner effect on magnetic microtraps for ultracold atoms near superconducting microstructures. This task has been accomplished both theoretically and experimentally. The Meissner effect distorts the magnetic fields near superconducting surfaces, thus altering the parameters of magnetic microtraps. Both computer simulations and experimental measurements demonstrate that the Meissner effect shortens the distance between the magnetic microtrap and the superconducting surface, reduces the magnetic-field gradients and dramatically lowers the trap depth. A novel numerical method for calculating magnetic fields in atom chips with superconducting microstructures has been developed. This numerical method overcomes the geometrical limitations of other calculation techniques and can solve superconducting microstructures of arbitrary geometry. The numerical method has been used to calculate the parameters of magnetic microtraps in computer-simulated chips containing thin-film wires. Simulations were carried out for both the superconducting and the normal-conducting state, and the differences between the two cases were analyzed. Computer simulations have been contrasted with experimental measurements. The experimental apparatus generates a magnetic microtrap for ultracold Rubidium atoms near a superconducting Niobium wire of circular cross section. The design and construction of the apparatus has met the challenge of integrating the techniques for producing atomic quantum gases with the techniques for cooling solid bodies to cryogenic temperatures. By monitoring the position of the atom cloud, one can observe how the Meissner effect influences the magnetic microtrap. (orig.)

  2. Operational Merits of Maritime Superconductivity

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    Ross, R.; Bosklopper, J. J.; van der Meij, K. H.

    The perspective of superconductivity to transfer currents without loss is very appealing in high power applications. In the maritime sector many machines and systems exist in the roughly 1-100 MW range and the losses are well over 50%, which calls for dramatic efficiency improvements. This paper reports on three studies that aimed at the perspectives of superconductivity in the maritime sector. It is important to realize that the introduction of superconductivity comprises two technology transitions namely firstly electrification i.e. the transition from mechanical drives to electric drives and secondly the transition from normal to superconductive electrical machinery. It is concluded that superconductivity does reduce losses, but its impact on the total energy chain is of little significance compared to the investments and the risk of introducing a very promising but as yet not proven technology in the harsh maritime environment. The main reason of the little impact is that the largest losses are imposed on the system by the fossil fueled generators as prime movers that generate the electricity through mechanical torque. Unless electric power is supplied by an efficient and reliable technology that does not involve mechanical torque with the present losses both normal as well as superconductive electrification of the propulsion will hardly improve energy efficiency or may even reduce it. One exception may be the application of degaussing coils. Still appealing merits of superconductivity do exist, but they are rather related to the behavior of superconductive machines and strong magnetic fields and consequently reduction in volume and mass of machinery or (sometimes radically) better performance. The merits are rather convenience, design flexibility as well as novel applications and capabilities which together yield more adequate systems. These may yield lower operational costs in the long run, but at present the added value of superconductivity rather seems more

  3. Infrared anisotropy of La/sub 1. 85/Sr/sub 0. 15/CuO/sub 4-//sub y/

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    Doll, G.L.; Steinbeck, J.; Dresselhaus, G.; Dresselhaus, M.S.; Strauss, A.J.; Zeiger, H.J.

    1987-12-01

    By calculating the infrared reflectance R(..omega..) for a collection of randomly oriented crystallites, we fit the reflectance of polycrystalline La/sub 1.85/Sr/sub 0.15/CuO/sub 4-//sub y/. From this calculation, the normal state of La/sub 1.85/Sr/sub 0.15/CuO/sub 4-//sub y/ is found to be metallic in the Cu-O planes and nonmetallic out-of-plane. The deconvolution of R(..omega..) into R/sub X/ and R/sub perpendicular/ allows the anisotropy of the system to be examined and provides a method by which infrared measurements of polycrystalline materials can be interpreted.

  4. Spinon Superconductivity and Superconductivities Mediated by Spin-Waves and Phonons in Cuprates

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    Mourachkine, A.

    1998-01-01

    The disclosure of spinon superconductivity and superconductivity mediated by spin-waves in hole-doped Bi2212 cuprate raises the question about the origin of the superconductivity in other cuprates and specially in an electron-doped NCCO cuprate.

  5. Superconducting interfaces between insulating oxides.

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    Reyren, N; Thiel, S; Caviglia, A D; Kourkoutis, L Fitting; Hammerl, G; Richter, C; Schneider, C W; Kopp, T; Rüetschi, A-S; Jaccard, D; Gabay, M; Muller, D A; Triscone, J-M; Mannhart, J

    2007-08-31

    At interfaces between complex oxides, electronic systems with unusual electronic properties can be generated. We report on superconductivity in the electron gas formed at the interface between two insulating dielectric perovskite oxides, LaAlO3 and SrTiO3. The behavior of the electron gas is that of a two-dimensional superconductor, confined to a thin sheet at the interface. The superconducting transition temperature of congruent with 200 millikelvin provides a strict upper limit to the thickness of the superconducting layer of congruent with 10 nanometers.

  6. Antiferromagnetic hedgehogs with superconducting cores

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    Goldbart, P.M.; Sheehy, D.E. [Department of Physics and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

    1998-09-01

    Excitations of the antiferromagnetic state that resemble antiferromagnetic hedgehogs at large distances but are predominantly superconducting inside a core region are discussed within the context of Zhang{close_quote}s SO(5)-symmetry-based approach to the physics of high-temperature superconducting materials. Nonsingular, in contrast with their hedgehog cousins in pure antiferromagnetism, these texture excitations are what hedgehogs become when the antiferromagnetic order parameter is permitted to {open_quotes}escape{close_quotes} into superconducting directions. The structure of such excitations is determined in a simple setting, and a number of their experimental implications are examined. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  7. Superconducting cable connections and methods

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    van der Laan, Daniel Cornelis

    2017-09-05

    Superconducting cable connector structures include a terminal body (or other structure) onto which the tapes from the superconducting cable extend. The terminal body (or other structure) has a diameter that is sufficiently larger than the diameter of the former of the superconducting cable, so that the tapes spread out over the outer surface of the terminal body. As a result, gaps are formed between tapes on the terminal body (or other structure). Those gaps are filled with solder (or other suitable flowable conductive material), to provide a current path of relatively high conductivity in the radial direction. Other connector structures omit the terminal body.

  8. Domain wall description of superconductivity

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    Brito, F.A. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Caixa Postal 10071, 58109-970 Campina Grande, Paraíba (Brazil); Freire, M.L.F. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, 58109-753 Campina Grande, Paraíba (Brazil); Mota-Silva, J.C. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Caixa Postal 10071, 58109-970 Campina Grande, Paraíba (Brazil); Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5008, 58051-970 João Pessoa, Paraíba (Brazil)

    2014-01-20

    In the present work we shall address the issue of electrical conductivity in superconductors in the perspective of superconducting domain wall solutions in the realm of field theory. We take our set up made out of a dynamical complex scalar field coupled to gauge field to be responsible for superconductivity and an extra scalar real field that plays the role of superconducting domain walls. The temperature of the system is interpreted through the fact that the soliton following accelerating orbits is a Rindler observer experiencing a thermal bath.

  9. Aspects of Color Superconductivity

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    Hong, D K

    2001-01-01

    I discuss some aspects of recent developments in color superconductivity in high density quark matter. I calculate the Cooper pair gap and the critical points at high density, where magnetic gluons are not screened. The ground state of high density QCD with three light flavors is shown to be a color-flavor locking state, which can be mapped into the low-density hadronic phase. The meson mass at the CFL superconductor is also calculated. The CFL color superconductor is bosonized, where the Fermi sea is identified as a $Q$-matter and the gapped quarks as topological excitations, called superqualitons, of mesons. Finally, as an application of color supercoductivity, I discuss the neutrino interactions in the CFL color superconductor.

  10. Superconducting Hadron Linacs

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    Ostroumov, Peter

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses the main building blocks of a superconducting (SC) linac, the choice of SC resonators, their frequencies, accelerating gradients and apertures, focusing structures, practical aspects of cryomodule design, and concepts to minimize the heat load into the cryogenic system. It starts with an overview of design concepts for all types of hadron linacs differentiated by duty cycle (pulsed or continuous wave) or by the type of ion species (protons, H-, and ions) being accelerated. Design concepts are detailed for SC linacs in application to both light ion (proton, deuteron) and heavy ion linacs. The physics design of SC linacs, including transverse and longitudinal lattice designs, matching between different accelerating–focusing lattices, and transition from NC to SC sections, is detailed. Design of high-intensity SC linacs for light ions, methods for the reduction of beam losses, preventing beam halo formation, and the effect of HOMs and errors on beam quality are discussed. Examples are ta...

  11. Superconducting energy storage

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    Giese, R.F.

    1993-10-01

    This report describes the status of energy storage involving superconductors and assesses what impact the recently discovered ceramic superconductors may have on the design of these devices. Our description is intended for R&D managers in government, electric utilities, firms, and national laboratories who wish an overview of what has been done and what remains to be done. It is assumed that the reader is acquainted with superconductivity, but not an expert on the topics discussed here. Indeed, it is the author`s aim to enable the reader to better understand the experts who may ask for the reader`s attention, support, or funding. This report may also inform scientists and engineers who, though expert in related areas, wish to have an introduction to our topic.

  12. Anyon Superconductivity of Sb

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    Maksoed, Wh-; Parengkuan, August

    2016-10-01

    In any permutatives to Pedro P. Kuczhynski from Peru, for anyon superconductivity sought EZ Kuchinskii et al.: ``Anion height dependence of Tc & d.o.s of Fe-based Superconductors'', 2010 as well as ``on the basis of electron microscopy & AFM measurements, these phenomena are quantified with focus on fractal dimension, particle perimeter & size of the side branch(tip width) in bert Stegemann et al.:Crystallization of Sb nanoparticles-Pattern Formation & Fractal Growth'', J.PhysChem B., 2004. For dendritic & dendrimer fractal characters shown further: ``antimony denrites were found to be composed of well-crystallized nanoflakes with size 20-4 nm''- Bou Zhau, et al., MaterialLetters, 59 (2005). The alkyl triisopropyl attached in TIPSb those includes in DNA, haemoglobin membrane/fixed-bed reactor for instance quotes in Dragony Fu, Nature Review Cancer, 12 (Feb 2012). Heartfelt Gratitudes to HE. Mr. Prof. Ir. Handojo.

  13. Superconductivity of columbium

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    Cook, D.B.; Zemansky, M.W.; Boorse, H.A.

    1950-11-15

    Isothermal critical magnetic field curves and zero field transitions for several annealed specimens of columbium have been measured by an a.c. mutual inductance method at temperatures from 5.1 deg K to the zero field transition temperature. The H-T curve was found to fit the usual parabolic relationship H = H{sub 0}(1-T(2)/T(2){sub 0}) with H{sub 0} = 8250 oersteds and T{sub 0} = 8.65 deg K. The initial slope of the curve was 1910 oersteds/deg. The electronic specific heat in the normal state calculated from the thermodynamic equations is 0.0375T and the approximate Debye characteristic temperature in the superconducting state, 67 deg K. Results on a different grade of columbium with a tantalum impurity of 0.4 percent, according to neutron scattering measurements, were in agreement, with the data obtained from columbium of 0.2 percent maximum tantalum impurity.

  14. Superconducting pulsed magnets

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    2006-01-01

    Lecture 1. Introduction to Superconducting Materials Type 1,2 and high temperature superconductors; their critical temperature, field & current density. Persistent screening currents and the critical state model. Lecture 2. Magnetization and AC Loss How screening currents cause irreversible magnetization and hysteresis loops. Field errors caused by screening currents. Flux jumping. The general formulation of ac loss in terms of magnetization. AC losses caused by screening currents. Lecture 3. Twisted Wires and Cables Filamentary composite wires and the losses caused by coupling currents between filaments, the need for twisting. Why we need cables and how the coupling currents in cables contribute more ac loss. Field errors caused by coupling currents. Lecture 4. AC Losses in Magnets, Cooling and Measurement Summary of all loss mechanisms and calculation of total losses in the magnet. The need for cooling to minimize temperature rise in a magnet. Measuring ac losses in wires and in magnets. Lecture 5. Stab...

  15. Overview on superconducting photoinjectors

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    A. Arnold

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The success of most of the proposed energy recovery linac (ERL based electron accelerator projects for future storage ring replacements (SRR and high power IR–free-electron lasers (FELs largely depends on the development of an appropriate source. For example, to meet the FEL specifications [J. W. Lewellen, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5534, 22 (2004PSISDG0277-786X10.1117/12.557378] electron beams with an unprecedented combination of high brightness, low emittance (0.1  μmrad, and high average current (hundreds of mA are required. An elegant way to create a beam of such quality is to combine the high beam quality of a normal conducting rf photoinjector with the superconducting technology, i.e., to build a superconducting rf photoinjector (SRF gun. SRF gun R&D programs based on different approaches have been launched at a growing number of institutes and companies (AES, Beijing University, BESSY, BNL, DESY, FZD, TJNAF, Niowave, NPS, Wisconsin University. Substantial progress was achieved in recent years and the first long term operation was demonstrated at FZD [R. Xiang et al., in Proceedings of the 31st International Free Electron Laser Conference (FEL 09, Liverpool, UK (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, 2009, p. 488]. In the near future SRF guns are expected to play an important role for linac-driven FEL facilities. In this paper we will review the concepts, the design parameters, and the status of the major SRF gun projects.

  16. Stripe Order in Superconducting La2−xBaxCuO4 (0.095 x 0.155)

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    Hucker, M.; Zimmermann, M.v.; Gu, G.D.; Xu, Z.J.; Wen, J.S.; Xu, G.; Kang, H.J.; Zheludev, A.; Tranquada, J.M.

    2011-03-01

    The correlations between stripe order, superconductivity, and crystal structure in La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} single crystals have been studied by means of x-ray and neutron diffraction as well as static magnetization measurements. The derived phase diagram shows that charge stripe order (CO) coexists with bulk superconductivity in a broad range of doping around x=1/8, although the CO order parameter and correlation length fall off quickly for x {ne} 1/8. Except for x=0.155, the onset of CO always coincides with the transition between the orthorhombic and the tetragonal or less orthorhombic low-temperature structures. The CO transition evolves from a sharp drop at low x to a more gradual transition at higher x, eventually falling below the structural phase boundary for optimum doping. With respect to the interlayer CO correlations, we find no qualitative change of the stripe stacking order as a function of doping, and in-plane and out-of-plane correlations disappear simultaneously at the transition. Similarly to the CO, the spin stripe order (SO) is also most pronounced at x=1/8. Truly static SO sets in below the CO and coincides with the first appearance of in-plane superconducting correlations at temperatures significantly above the bulk transition to superconductivity (SC). Indications that bulk SC causes a reduction of the spin or charge stripe order could not be identified. We argue that CO is the dominant order that is compatible with SC pairing but competes with SC phase coherence. Comparing our results with data from the literature, we find good agreement if all results are plotted as a function of x' instead of the nominal x, where x' represents an estimate of the actual Ba content, extracted from the doping dependence of the structural transition between the orthorhombic phase and the tetragonal high-temperature phase.

  17. Superconducting Aero Propulsion Motor Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Superconducting electric propulsion systems will yield improvements in total ownership costs due to the simplicity of electric drive when compared with gas turbine...

  18. Mixed-mu superconducting bearings

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    Hull, John R. (Hinsdale, IL); Mulcahy, Thomas M. (Western Springs, IL)

    1998-01-01

    A mixed-mu superconducting bearing including a ferrite structure disposed for rotation adjacent a stationary superconductor material structure and a stationary permanent magnet structure. The ferrite structure is levitated by said stationary permanent magnet structure.

  19. Superconductivity in all its states

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    2011-01-01

    Temporary exhibition at the Saint-Genis-Pouilly Tourist Office. For the 100th anniversary of its discovery, take a plunge into the amazing world of superconductivity. Some materials, when cooled down to extreme temperatures, acquire a remarkable property -  they become superconducting. Superconductivity is a rare example of a quantum effect that can be witnessed on the macroscopic scale and is today at the heart of much research. In laboratories, researchers try to gain a better understanding of its origins, study new superconducting materials, explore the phenomenon at the nanometric scale and pursue their indefatigable search for new applications. Monday to Friday: 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon » Open to all – Admission free For further information: +33 (0)4 50 42 29 37

  20. Search for superconductivity in micrometeorites.

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    Guénon, S; Ramírez, J G; Basaran, Ali C; Wampler, J; Thiemens, M; Taylor, S; Schuller, Ivan K

    2014-12-05

    We have developed a very sensitive, highly selective, non-destructive technique for screening inhomogeneous materials for the presence of superconductivity. This technique, based on phase sensitive detection of microwave absorption is capable of detecting 10(-12) cc of a superconductor embedded in a non-superconducting, non-magnetic matrix. For the first time, we apply this technique to the search for superconductivity in extraterrestrial samples. We tested approximately 65 micrometeorites collected from the water well at the Amundsen-Scott South pole station and compared their spectra with those of eight reference materials. None of these micrometeorites contained superconducting compounds, but we saw the Verwey transition of magnetite in our microwave system. This demonstrates that we are able to detect electro-magnetic phase transitions in extraterrestrial materials at cryogenic temperatures.

  1. Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) facility will be based on upgrades to the existing NML pulsed SRF facility. ASTA is envisioned to contain 3 to 6...

  2. Superconductivity in Layered Organic Metals

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    Jochen Wosnitza

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this short review, I will give an overview on the current understanding of the superconductivity in quasi-two-dimensional organic metals. Thereby, I will focus on charge-transfer salts based on bis(ethylenedithiotetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF or ET for short. In these materials, strong electronic correlations are clearly evident, resulting in unique phase diagrams. The layered crystallographic structure leads to highly anisotropic electronic as well as superconducting properties. The corresponding very high orbital critical field for in-plane magnetic-field alignment allows for the occurrence of the Fulde–Ferrell– Larkin–Ovchinnikov state as evidenced by thermodynamic measurements. The experimental picture on the nature of the superconducting state is still controversial with evidence both for unconventional as well as for BCS-like superconductivity.

  3. Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) facility will be based on upgrades to the existing NML pulsed SRF facility. ASTA is envisioned to contain 3 to...

  4. Cryogenic Systems and Superconductive Power

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    The report defines, investigates, and experimentally evaluates the key elements of a representative crogenic turborefrigerator subsystem suitable for providing reliable long-lived cryogenic refrigeration for a superconductive ship propulsion system.

  5. Recent advances in fullerene superconductivity

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    Margadonna, S

    2002-01-01

    Superconducting transition temperatures in bulk chemically intercalated fulleride salts reach 33 K at ambient pressure and in hole-doped C sub 6 sub 0 derivatives in field-effect-transistor (FET) configurations, they reach 117 K. These advances pose important challenges for our understanding of high-temperature superconductivity in these highly correlated organic metals. Here we review the structures and properties of intercalated fullerides, paying particular attention to the correlation between superconductivity and interfullerene separation, orientational order/disorder, valence state, orbital degeneracy, low-symmetry distortions, and metal-C sub 6 sub 0 interactions. The metal-insulator transition at large interfullerene separations is discussed in detail. An overview is also given of the exploding field of gate-induced superconductivity of fullerenes in FET electronic devices.

  6. The phase diagrams and doped-hole segregation in La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} and La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} (x {le} 0.15, {delta} {le} 0.12)

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    Johnston, D.C.; Borsa, F.; Canfield, P.C. [Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames, IA (United States)] [and others

    1993-10-31

    The magnetic and structural phase diagrams of the La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} system and the La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4+{delta}} are reviewed, with emphasis on recent results obtained from magnetic and structural neutron diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, iodometric titration, magnetic susceptibility {chi}(T), and {sup 129}La nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurements.

  7. The superconducting bending magnets 'CESAR'

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    Pérot, J

    1978-01-01

    In 1975, CERN decided to build two high precision superconducting dipoles for a beam line in the SPS north experimental area. The aim was to determine whether superconducting magnets of the required accuracy and reliability can be built and what their economies and performances in operation will be. Collaboration between CERN and CAE /SACLAY was established in order to make use of the knowledge and experience already acquired in the two laboratories. (0 refs).

  8. Y-Ba Superconducting Ceramics

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    Shunbao, Tian; Xiaofei, Li; Tinglian, Wen; Zuxiang, Lin; Shichun, Li; Huijun, Yu

    Polycrystalline Y-Ba-Cu-O superconducting materials have been studied. It was found that chemical composition and processing condition may play an important role in the final structure and superconducting properties. The density has been determined and compared with the calculated value according to the structure model reported by Bell Labs. The grain size and the morphology of the materials were observed by SEM.

  9. Composite conductor containing superconductive wires

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    Larson, W.L.; Wong, J.

    1974-03-26

    A superconductor cable substitute made by coworking multiple rods of superconductive niobium--titanium or niobium--zirconium alloy with a common copper matrix to extend the copper and rods to form a final elongated product which has superconductive wires distributed in a reduced cross-section copper conductor with a complete metallurgical bond between the normal-conductive copper and the superconductor wires contained therein is described. The superconductor cable can be in the form of a tube.

  10. Entanglement witnessing in superconducting beamsplitters

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    Soller, H.; Hofstetter, L.; Reeb, D.

    2013-06-01

    We analyse a large class of superconducting beamsplitters for which the Bell parameter (CHSH violation) is a simple function of the spin detector efficiency. For these superconducting beamsplitters all necessary information to compute the Bell parameter can be obtained in Y-junction setups for the beamsplitter. Using the Bell parameter as an entanglement witness, we propose an experiment which allows to verify the presence of entanglement in Cooper pair splitters.

  11. Superconductivity in domains with corners

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    Bonnaillie-Noel, Virginie; Fournais, Søren

    2007-01-01

    We study the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau functional in a domain with corners for exterior magnetic field strengths near the critical field where the transition from the superconducting to the normal state occurs. We discuss and clarify the definition of this field and obtain a complete...... asymptotic expansion for it in the large $\\kappa$ regime. Furthermore, we discuss nucleation of superconductivity at the boundary....

  12. Recent developments in superconducting materials including ceramics

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    Tachikawa, Kyoji

    1987-06-01

    This report describes the history of superconduction starting in 1911, when the superconducting phenomenon was first observed in murcury, until the recent discovery of superconducting materials with high critical temperatures. After outlining the BCS theory, basic characteristics are discussed including the critical temperature, magnetic field and current density to be reached for realizing the superconducting state. Various techniques for practical superconducting materials are discussed, including methods for producing extra fine multiconductor wires from such superconducting alloys as Nb-Ti, intermetallic Nb/sub 3/Sn compound and V/sub 3/Ga, as well as methods for producing wires of Nb/sub 3/Al, Nb/sub 3/(Al, Ge) and Nb/sub 3/Ge such as continuous melt quenching, electron beam irradiation, laser beam irradiation and chemical evaporation. Characteristics of superconducting ceramics are described, along with their applications including superconducting magnets and superconducting elements. (15 figs, 1 tab, 19 refs)

  13. Oxygen vacancies induced switchable and nonswitchable photovoltaic effects in Ag/Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} /La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} sandwiched capacitors

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    Gao, R. L., E-mail: gaorongli2008@163.com, E-mail: jrsun@iphy.ac.cn [School of metallurgy and materials engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401331 (China); Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China); Yang, H. W.; Chen, Y. S.; Sun, J. R., E-mail: gaorongli2008@163.com, E-mail: jrsun@iphy.ac.cn; Shen, B. G. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China); Zhao, Y. G. [Department of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2014-01-20

    The short circuit photocurrent (I{sub sc}) was found to be strongly dependent on the oxygen vacancies (V{sub Os}) distribution in Ag/Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3}/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} heterostructures. In order to manipulate the V{sub Os} accumulated at either the Ag/Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} or the Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3}/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} interface by pulse voltages, switchable or nonswitchable photocurrent can be observed without or with changing the polarization direction. The sign of photocurrent could be independent of the direction of polarization when the variation of diffusion current and the modulation of the Schottky barrier at the Ag/Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} interface induced by oxygen vacancies are large enough to offset those induced by polarization. Our work provides deep insights into the nature of photovoltaic effects in ferroelectric films, and will facilitate the advanced design of switchable devices combining spintronic, electronic, and optical functionalities.

  14. Superior electro-optical properties of electrically controlled birefringence mode using solution-derived La{sub 2}O{sub 3} films

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    Jeong, Hae-Chang; Park, Hong-Gyu; Lee, Ju Hwan; Seo, Dae-Shik, E-mail: dsseo@yonsei.ac.kr [Information Display Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Byeong-Yun [ZeSHTech Co., Ltd., Business Incubator, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 123, Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-11-15

    The authors demonstrate a high performance electrically controlled birefringence (ECB) mode with solution-derived La{sub 2}O{sub 3} films at various molar concentrations. Uniform and homogeneous liquid crystal (LC) alignment was spontaneously achieved on the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} films for lanthanum concentrations at ratios greater than and equal to 0.2. A preferred orientation of LC molecules appeared along the filling direction, and the LC alignment was maintained via van der Waals force by nanocrystals of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} films. The LC alignment mechanism was confirmed by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy analysis. Superior electro-optical characteristics of the ECB cells constructed with solution-derived La{sub 2}O{sub 3} films were observed, which suggests that the proposed solution-derived La{sub 2}O{sub 3} films have strong potential for use in the production of advanced LC displays.

  15. Reduced thermal conductivity by nanoscale intergrowths in perovskite like layered structure La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7}

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    Khaliq, Jibran; Chen, Kan [School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Li, Chunchun [Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education and International Centre for Dielectric Research, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an, 710049 (China); Shi, Baogui; Ye, Haitao [School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET (United Kingdom); Grande, Antonio M. [Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft (Netherlands); Yan, Haixue; Reece, Michael J., E-mail: m.j.reece@qmul.ac.uk [School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Nanoforce Technology Limited, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2015-02-21

    The effect of substitution and oxidation-reduction on the thermal conductivity of perovskite-like layered structure (PLS) ceramics was investigated in relation to mass contrast and non-stoichiometry. Sr (acceptor) was substituted on the A site, while Ta (donor) was substituted on the B site of La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7}. Substitution in PLS materials creates atomic scale disorders to accommodate the non-stoichiometry. High resolution transmission electron microscopy and X ray diffraction revealed that acceptor substitution in La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} produced nanoscale intergrowths of n = 5 layered phase, while donor substitution produced nanoscale intergrowths of n = 3 layered phase. As a result of these nanoscale intergrowths, the thermal conductivity value reduced by as much as ∼20%. Pure La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} has a thermal conductivity value of ∼1.3 W/m K which dropped to a value of ∼1.12 W/m K for Sr doped La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} and ∼0.93 W/m K for Ta doped La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} at 573 K.

  16. On the thermodynamic stability of La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} oxide-ion conductor

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    Vega-Castillo, J.; Mogni, L. [Intituto Balseiro, Centro Atomico Bariloche, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas CONICET (Argentina); Corbel, G.; Lacorre, P. [Laboratoire des Oxydes et Fluorures, UMR-6010 CNRS, Universite du Maine, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France); Caneiro, A. [Intituto Balseiro, Centro Atomico Bariloche, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas CONICET (Argentina); Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica CNEA (Argentina)

    2010-06-15

    The stability of La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} oxide-ion conductor was studied under Ar-H{sub 2} and controlled oxygen partial pressure (pO{sub 2}) atmospheres within the range 608 {<=} T {<=} 1000 C, by thermogravimetry (TG), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Temperature Controlled X-ray Diffraction (TCXRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). At 608 C under Ar-H{sub 2} flowing atmosphere, La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9} phase was found to be unstable and reduction leads to an amorphous phase with composition close to La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 6.88}. The stability of this amorphous phase under Ar-H{sub 2} was analyzed by TCXRD and found to be stable below 900 C. Isothermal TG under controlled pO{sub 2} at 1000 C indicated that La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9-{delta}} is not stable below 10{sup -7} Pa and decomposition took place without the formation of La{sub 7}Mo{sub 7}O{sub 30} or amorphization. (author)

  17. Testing the Itinerancy of Spin Dynamics in Superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8C+δ

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    Xu, G.; Gu, G.D.; Hücker, M.; Fauqué, B.; Perring, T.G.; Regnault, L.P.; Tranquada, J.M.

    2009-09-01

    Much of what we know about the electronic states of high-temperature superconductors is due to photoemission and scanning tunnelling spectroscopy studies of the compound Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}}. The demonstration of well-defined quasiparticles in the superconducting state has encouraged many theorists to apply the conventional theory of metals, Fermi-liquid theory, to the cuprates. In particular, the spin excitations observed by neutron scattering at energies below twice the superconducting gap energy are commonly believed to correspond to an excitonic state involving itinerant electrons. Here, we present the first measurements of the magnetic spectral weight of optimally doped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+{delta}} in absolute units. The lack of temperature dependence of the local spin susceptibility across the superconducting transition temperature, T{sub c}, is incompatible with the itinerant calculations. Alternatively, the magnetic excitations could be due to local moments, as the magnetic spectrum is similar to that in La{sub 1.875}Ba{sub 0.125}CuO{sub 4}, where quasiparticles and local moments coexist.

  18. The road to superconducting spintronics

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    Eschrig, Matthias

    Energy efficient computing has become a major challenge, with the increasing importance of large data centres across the world, which already today have a power consumption comparable to that of Spain, with steeply increasing trend. Superconducting computing is progressively becoming an alternative for large-scale applications, with the costs for cooling being largely outweighed by the gain in energy efficiency. The combination of superconductivity and spintronics - ``superspintronics'' - has the potential and flexibility to develop into such a green technology. This young field is based on the observation that new phenomena emerge at interfaces between superconducting and other, competing, phases. The past 15 years have seen a series of pivotal predictions and experimental discoveries relating to the interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism. The building blocks of superspintronics are equal-spin Cooper pairs, which are generated at the interface between superconducting and a ferromagnetic materials in the presence of non-collinear magnetism. Such novel, spin-polarised Cooper pairs carry spin-supercurrents in ferromagnets and thus contribute to spin-transport and spin-control. Geometric Berry phases appear during the singlet-triplet conversion process in structures with non-coplanar magnetisation, enhancing functionality of devices, and non-locality introduced by superconducting order leads to long-range effects. With the successful generation and control of equal-spin Cooper pairs the hitherto notorious incompatibility of superconductivity and ferromagnetism has been not only overcome, but turned synergistic. I will discuss these developments and their extraordinary potential. I also will present open questions posed by recent experiments and point out implications for theory. This work is supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC Grant No. EP/J010618/1).

  19. Superconductivity of lead

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    Boorse, H.A.; Cook, D.B.; Zemansky, W.M.

    1950-06-01

    Numerous determinations of the zero-field transition temperature of lead have been made. All of these observations except that of Daunt were made by the direct measurement of electrical resistance. Daunt`s method involved the shielding effect of persistent currents in a hollow cylinder. In the authors work on columbium to be described in a forthcoming paper an a.c. induction method was used for the measurement of superconducting transitions. The superconductor was mounted as a cylindrical core of a coil which functioned as the secondary of a mutual inductance. The primary coil was actuated by an oscillator which provided a maximum a.c. field within the secondary of 1.5 oersteds at a frequency of 1000 cycles per second. The secondary e.m.f. which was dependent for its magnitude on the permeability of the core was amplified, rectifie, and observed on a recording potentiometer. During the application of this method to the study of columbium it appeared that a further check on the zero-field transition temperature of lead would be worth while especially if agreement between results for very pure samples could be obtained using this method. Such result would help in establishing the lead transition temperature as a reasonably reproducible reference point in the region between 4 deg and 10 deg K.

  20. High temperature superconducting compounds

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    Goldman, Allen M.

    1992-11-01

    The major accomplishment of this grant has been to develop techniques for the in situ preparation of high-Tc superconducting films involving the use of ozone-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The techniques are generalizable to the growth of trilayer and multilayer structures. Films of both the DyBa2Cu3O(7-x) and YBa2Cu3O(7-x) compounds as well as the La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO4 compound have been grown on the usual substrates, SrTiO3, YSZ, MgO, and LaAlO3, as well as on Si substrates without any buffer layer. A bolometer has been fabricated on a thermally isolated SiN substrate coated with YSZ, an effort carried out in collaboration with Honeywell Inc. The deposition process facilitates the fabrication of very thin and transparent films creating new opportunities for the study of superconductor-insulator transitions and the investigation of photo-doping with carriers of high temperature superconductors. In addition to a thin film technology, a patterning technology has been developed. Trilayer structures have been developed for FET devices and tunneling junctions. Other work includes the measurement of the magnetic properties of bulk single crystal high temperature superconductors, and in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, measurement of electric transport properties of T1-based high-Tc films.

  1. The Superconducting TESLA Cavities

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    Aune, B.; Bloess, D.; Bonin, B.; Bosotti, A.; Champion, M.; Crawford, C.; Deppe, G.; Dwersteg, B.; Edwards, D.A.; Edwards, H.T.; Ferrario, M.; Fouaidy, M.; Gall, P-D.; Gamp, A.; Gössel, A.; Graber, J.; Hubert, D.; Hüning, M.; Juillard, M.; Junquera, T.; Kaiser, H.; Kreps, G.; Kuchnir, M.; Lange, R.; Leenen, M.; Liepe, M.; Lilje, L.; Matheisen, A.; Möller, W-D.; Mosnier, A.; Padamsee, H.; Pagani, C.; Pekeler, M.; Peters, H-B.; Peters, O.; Proch, D.; Rehlich, K.; Reschke, D.; Safa, H.; Schilcher, T.; Schmüser, P.; Sekutowicz, J.; Simrock, S.; Singer, W.; Tigner, M.; Trines, D.; Twarowski, K.; Weichert, G.; Weisend, J.; Wojtkiewicz, J.; Wolff, S.; Zapfe, K.

    2000-01-01

    The conceptional design of the proposed linear electron-positron colliderTESLA is based on 9-cell 1.3 GHz superconducting niobium cavities with anaccelerating gradient of Eacc >= 25 MV/m at a quality factor Q0 > 5E+9. Thedesign goal for the cavities of the TESLA Test Facility (TTF) linac was set tothe more moderate value of Eacc >= 15 MV/m. In a first series of 27industrially produced TTF cavities the average gradient at Q0 = 5E+9 wasmeasured to be 20.1 +- 6.2 MV/m, excluding a few cavities suffering fromserious fabrication or material defects. In the second production of 24 TTFcavities additional quality control measures were introduced, in particular aneddy-current scan to eliminate niobium sheets with foreign material inclusionsand stringent prescriptions for carrying out the electron-beam welds. Theaverage gradient of these cavities at Q0 = 5E+9 amounts to 25.0 +- 3.2 MV/mwith the exception of one cavity suffering from a weld defect. Hence only amoderate improvement in production and preparation technique...

  2. Effects of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doping and sintering temperature on the dielectric properties of BaSrTiO{sub 3} ceramics

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    Zhao, Hong Wei; Chang, Chun Rui [College of Science, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province (China); Li, Yuan Liang [Hebei Provincial Key Laboratory of Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province (China); Yan, Chun Liang [Analysis and Testing Center, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province (China)

    2016-03-15

    Using BaCO{sub 3}, SrCO{sub 3} and TiO{sub 2}, et al as crude materials, La{sub 2}O{sub 3} as dopant, Ba{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}TiO{sub 3} (BST) Ceramics of perovskite structure were prepared by solid state reaction method. We investigated the effects of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} -doping and sintering temperature on the dielectric properties of BaSrTiO{sub 3} ceramics. The experiment results show that: The amount of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} can increase the dielectric constant of the sample, with the doping amount increasing, the dielectric constant increases. The sintering temperature has also significant impact on the dielectric properties. The dielectric constant of the sample reaches its highest point at 1280 °C. (author)

  3. Hierarchical La{sub 0.7}Ce{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}/halloysite nanocomposite for photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics

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    Li, Xiazhang; Yao, Chao [Changzhou University, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and Technology, School of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou (China); Chinese Academy of Science, R and D Center of Xuyi Attapulgite Applied Technology, Xuyi (China); Zhu, Wei; Yan, Xiangyu [Changzhou University, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and Technology, School of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou (China); Lu, Xiaowang [Chinese Academy of Science, R and D Center of Xuyi Attapulgite Applied Technology, Xuyi (China); Ni, Chaoying [University of Delaware, Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, Newark, DE (United States)

    2016-08-15

    The hierarchical La{sub 0.7}Ce{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}/halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) composites have been successfully prepared via sol-gel method. XRD and TEM characterizations indicated that the sheet-like La{sub 0.7}Ce{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3} coupled with the co-precipitated CeO{sub 2} were evenly deposited onto the surface of halloysite. The photocatalytic degradation of chlortetracycline under visible light irradiation using La{sub 0.7}Ce{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}/HNTs as catalyst was evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography, which exhibited remarkable photocatalytic activity with the removal rate up to 99 % in 90 min, due to the formation of ''solid solution/co-precipitation'' heterostructure as well as the excellent adsorptive capability of halloysite for antibiotics. (orig.)

  4. Temperature dependence of the electronic structure of La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} in the multielectron LDA+GTB approach

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    Makarov, I. A., E-mail: macplay@mail.ru; Ovchinnikov, S. G., E-mail: sgo@iph.krasn.ru [Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)

    2015-09-15

    The band structure of La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} in antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases is calculated at finite temperatures by the multielectron LDA+GTB method. The temperature dependence of the band spectrum and the spectral weight of Hubbard fermions is caused by a change in the occupation numbers of local multielectron spin-split terms in the antiferromagnetic phase. A decrease in the magnetization of the sublattice with temperature gives rise to new bands near the bottom of the conduction band and the top of the valence band. It is shown that the band gap decreases with increasing temperature, but La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} remains an insulator in the paramagnetic phase as well. These results are consistent with measurements of the red shift of the absorption edge in La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} with increasing temperature.

  5. Superconductivity basics and applications to magnets

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    Sharma, R G

    2015-01-01

    This book presents the basics and applications of superconducting magnets. It explains the phenomenon of superconductivity, theories of superconductivity, type II superconductors and high-temperature cuprate superconductors. The main focus of the book is on the application to superconducting magnets to accelerators and fusion reactors and other applications of superconducting magnets. The thermal and electromagnetic stability criteria of the conductors and the present status of the fabrication techniques for future magnet applications are addressed. The book is based on the long experience of the author in studying superconducting materials, building magnets and numerous lectures delivered to scholars. A researcher and graduate student will enjoy reading the book to learn various aspects of magnet applications of superconductivity. The book provides the knowledge in the field of applied superconductivity in a comprehensive way.

  6. Oxygen evolution on Lasub(0. 5)Basub(0. 5)CoO/sub 3/

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    Willems, H.; Kobussen, A.G.C.; Wit, J.H.W. de

    1985-10-25

    The recovery behaviour of an aged Lasub(0.5)Basub(0.5)CoO/sub 3/ electrode after interrupting a cathodic discharge current (forced decay, all starting from a high prepolarized state) at a still positive overpotential of 150 mV is discussed. It was found that the potential rises again after interrupting the cathodic current. This rise in potential decreases with decreasing cathodic currents when the electrodes are stabilized at the same starting overpotential before applying the cathodic current. The rise in potential also decreases with decreasing starting overpotential for the same cathodic discharge current. From these measurements it was concluded that higher oxides are present to a certain depth in the oxide layer at high positive overpotentials. Open-circuit decay measurements with different starting overpotentials were performed, all showing logarithmic slopes of proportional50 mV/dec. The decay rates increased for lower starting overpotentials. Impedances were measured during a decay, from which effective capacitances were calculated. For a given overpotential, the capacitances during a decay were practically constant in the overpotential range from 220 to 150 mV for a given starting overpotential. But for higher starting overpotentials the capacitances were found to be higher. These effects are explained by a change in effective surface area for different starting overpotentials caused by the above-mentioned higher oxides blocking the surface. (orig.).

  7. Microwave absorption properties of dielectric La{sub 1.5}Sr{sub 0.5}NiO{sub 4} ultrafine particles

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    Tho, P.T.; Xuan, C.T.A. [Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang-Quoc-Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam); College of Sciences, Thai-nguyen University, Thai-nguyen (Viet Nam); Quang, D.M. [Department of Physics, Hanoi National University, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Bach, T.N.; Thanh, T.D.; Le, N.T.H.; Manh, D.H.; Phuc, N.X. [Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang-Quoc-Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Nam, D.N.H., E-mail: daonhnam@yahoo.com [Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang-Quoc-Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam)

    2014-08-01

    Highlights: • Colossal permittivity La{sub 1.5}Sr{sub 0.5}NiO{sub 4} ultrafine particles are prepared. • The particles have weak paramagnetic behavior at 300 K. • La{sub 1.5}Sr{sub 0.5}NiO{sub 4} particles/wax composites exhibit strong microwave absorption. • Impedance matching is responsible for the absorption resonances. - Abstract: La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} compounds are well known dielectric materials that have colossal permittivities (ε{sub R} > 10{sup 7}). In the present work, the powder of La{sub 1.5}Sr{sub 0.5}NiO{sub 4} ultrafine particles was prepared by a combinatorial method of solid-state reaction and high-energy ball milling. Magnetic measurements, M(H), show a very small magnetization and paramagnetic characteristics at room temperature. Flat layers of La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4}/paraffin mixture of different thicknesses (t) exhibits strong microwave absorption resonances in the 4–18 GHz range. The reflection loss (RL) decreases with t and reaches down to −36.7 dB for t = 3.0 mm. The impedance matching (|Z| = Z{sub 0} = 377 Ω), rather than the phase matching mechanism, is found responsible for the resonance for 1.5 mm ≤ t ≤ 3.0 mm. Further increase in the thickness leads to |Z| > Z{sub 0} at all frequencies and a reduced absorption. The influence of non-metal backing is also discussed. The obtained low RL suggests that La{sub 1.5}Sr{sub 0.5}NiO{sub 4} particles could be a potential filler for high performance radar absorbing material.

  8. Superconductive articles including cerium oxide layer

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    Wu, Xin D.; Muenchausen, Ross E.

    1993-01-01

    A ceramic superconductor comprising a metal oxide substrate, a ceramic high temperature superconductive material, and a intermediate layer of a material having a cubic crystal structure, said layer situated between the substrate and the superconductive material is provided, and a structure for supporting a ceramic superconducting material is provided, said structure comprising a metal oxide substrate, and a layer situated over the surface of the substrate to substantially inhibit interdiffusion between the substrate and a ceramic superconducting material deposited upon said structure.

  9. 4. MESOSCOPIC SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: Proximity Action theory of superconductive nanostructures

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    Skvortsov, M. A.; Larkin, A. I.; Feigel'man, M. V.

    2001-10-01

    We review a novel approach to the superconductive proximity effect in disordered normal-superconducting (N-S) structures. The method is based on the multicharge Keldysh action and is suitable for the treatment of interaction and fluctuation effects. As an application of the formalism, we study the subgap conductance and noise in two-dimensional N-S systems in the presence of the electron-electron interaction in the Cooper channel. It is shown that singular nature of the interaction correction at large scales leads to a nonmonotonuos temperature, voltage and magnetic field dependence of the Andreev conductance.

  10. Switchable photovoltaic effect in Au/Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3}/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} heterostructures

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    Gao, Rongli, E-mail: gaorongli2008@163.com [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing, 401331 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nano/Micro Composite Materials and Devices, Chongqing, 401331 (China); Fu, Chunlin; Cai, Wei; Chen, Gang; Deng, Xiaoling; Cao, Xianlong [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing, 401331 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nano/Micro Composite Materials and Devices, Chongqing, 401331 (China)

    2016-09-15

    Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} (BLFO) films were fabricated on La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO)/SrTiO{sub 3}(STO)(001) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The ferroelectric photovoltaic characteristics of Au/BLFO/LSMO heterostructures were studied under green light illumination. The open circuit voltage and short circuit current were observed to be positive and negative values under weak light illumination in the as-grown self-poled downward BLFO thin films, while they changed the signs when the light intensity is strong. On the contrary, this photovoltaic properties can be switched when the BLFO films were in poled up state. The photovoltaic effect was also strongly dependent on the polarization direction, incident light intensity and the distribution of oxygen vacancies. As a result, the sign of open circuit voltage and short circuit current could be independent of the direction of polarization. We believe that the switchable diode and photovoltaic effects can be explained well using the concepts of Schottky barrier modulation by polarization flipping and of oxygen vacancies and the distribution of oxygen vacancies at Au/BLFO or BLFO/LSMO interface. Our work provides deep insights into the nature of diode and photovoltaic effects in ferroelectric films, implying an effective approach to improve photovoltaic effect by tuning oxygen vacancies in ferroelectric materials. - Highlights: • Pure phase Bi{sub 0.9}La{sub 0.1}FeO{sub 3} thin films were grown using pulsed laser deposition. • The as grown films were self poled and the polarization direction is downward. • The switchable photovoltaic effect depend on ferroelectric polarization directions. • Photovoltaic effect can be switched by changing the intensity of incident radiation. • Depolarization field and oxygen vacancies together induce the photovoltaic effect.

  11. Superconducting Metallic Glass Transition-Edge-Sensors

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    Hays, Charles C. (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    A superconducting metallic glass transition-edge sensor (MGTES) and a method for fabricating the MGTES are provided. A single-layer superconducting amorphous metal alloy is deposited on a substrate. The single-layer superconducting amorphous metal alloy is an absorber for the MGTES and is electrically connected to a circuit configured for readout and biasing to sense electromagnetic radiation.

  12. Gifts from the superconducting curiosity shop

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    David Mandrus

    2011-01-01

    Superconductivity has just celebrated its 100th birthday,and yet despite its advanced age it has never been more alive.Given that most subfields of materials physics have a half-life of about seven years,what accounts for the enduring popularity of superconductivity? What is it about superconductivity that continues to fascinate?

  13. LLNL superconducting magnets test facility

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    Manahan, R; Martovetsky, N; Moller, J; Zbasnik, J

    1999-09-16

    The FENIX facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was upgraded and refurbished in 1996-1998 for testing CICC superconducting magnets. The FENIX facility was used for superconducting high current, short sample tests for fusion programs in the late 1980s--early 1990s. The new facility includes a 4-m diameter vacuum vessel, two refrigerators, a 40 kA, 42 V computer controlled power supply, a new switchyard with a dump resistor, a new helium distribution valve box, several sets of power leads, data acquisition system and other auxiliary systems, which provide a lot of flexibility in testing of a wide variety of superconducting magnets in a wide range of parameters. The detailed parameters and capabilities of this test facility and its systems are described in the paper.

  14. Superconductivity, antiferromagnetism, and neutron scattering

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    Tranquada, John M., E-mail: jtran@bnl.gov; Xu, Guangyong; Zaliznyak, Igor A.

    2014-01-15

    High-temperature superconductivity in both the copper-oxide and the iron–pnictide/chalcogenide systems occurs in close proximity to antiferromagnetically ordered states. Neutron scattering has been an essential technique for characterizing the spin correlations in the antiferromagnetic phases and for demonstrating how the spin fluctuations persist in the superconductors. While the nature of the spin correlations in the superconductors remains controversial, the neutron scattering measurements of magnetic excitations over broad ranges of energy and momentum transfers provide important constraints on the theoretical options. We present an overview of the neutron scattering work on high-temperature superconductors and discuss some of the outstanding issues. - Highlights: • High-temperature superconductivity is closely associated with antiferromagnetism. • Antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations coexist with the superconductivity. • Neutron scattering is essential for characterising the full spectrum of spin excitations.

  15. Sensing with Superconducting Point Contacts

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    Argo Nurbawono

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Superconducting point contacts have been used for measuring magnetic polarizations, identifying magnetic impurities, electronic structures, and even the vibrational modes of small molecules. Due to intrinsically small energy scale in the subgap structures of the supercurrent determined by the size of the superconducting energy gap, superconductors provide ultrahigh sensitivities for high resolution spectroscopies. The so-called Andreev reflection process between normal metal and superconductor carries complex and rich information which can be utilized as powerful sensor when fully exploited. In this review, we would discuss recent experimental and theoretical developments in the supercurrent transport through superconducting point contacts and their relevance to sensing applications, and we would highlight their current issues and potentials. A true utilization of the method based on Andreev reflection analysis opens up possibilities for a new class of ultrasensitive sensors.

  16. Domain wall description of superconductivity

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    Brito, F A; Silva, J C M

    2012-01-01

    In the present work we shall address the issue of electrical conductivity in superconductors in the perspective of superconducting domain wall solutions in the realm of field theory. We take our set up made out of a dynamical complex scalar field coupled to gauge field to be responsible for superconductivity and an extra scalar real field that plays the role of superconducting domain walls. The temperature of the system is interpreted as the parameter to move type I to type II domain walls. Alternatively, this means that the domain wall surface is suffering an acceleration as one goes from one type to another. On the other hand, changing from type I to type II state means a formation of a condensate what is in perfect sense of lowering the temperature around the superconductor. One can think of this scenario as an analog of holographic scenarios where this set up is replaced by a black hole near the domain wall.

  17. Stripes and superconductivity in cuprates

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    Tranquada, John M.

    2012-06-01

    Holes doped into the CuO2 planes of cuprate parent compounds frustrate the antiferromagnetic order. The development of spin and charge stripes provides a compromise between the competing magnetic and kinetic energies. Static stripe order has been observed only in certain particular compounds, but there are signatures which suggest that dynamic stripe correlations are common in the cuprates. Though stripe order is bad for superconducting phase coherence, stripes are compatible with strong pairing. Ironically, magnetic-field-induced stripe order appears to enhance the stability of superconducting order within the planes.

  18. Stripes and superconductivity in cuprates

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    Tranquada, John M., E-mail: jtran@bnl.gov [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept., Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)

    2012-06-01

    Holes doped into the CuO{sub 2} planes of cuprate parent compounds frustrate the antiferromagnetic order. The development of spin and charge stripes provides a compromise between the competing magnetic and kinetic energies. Static stripe order has been observed only in certain particular compounds, but there are signatures which suggest that dynamic stripe correlations are common in the cuprates. Though stripe order is bad for superconducting phase coherence, stripes are compatible with strong pairing. Ironically, magnetic-field-induced stripe order appears to enhance the stability of superconducting order within the planes.

  19. Large superconducting wind turbine generators

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    Abrahamsen, Asger Bech; Magnusson, Niklas; Jensen, Bogi Bech

    2012-01-01

    and the rotation speed is lowered in order to limit the tip speed of the blades. The ability of superconducting materials to carry high current densities with very small losses might facilitate a new class of generators operating with an air gap flux density considerably higher than conventional generators...... and thereby having a smaller size and weight [1, 2]. A 5 MW superconducting wind turbine generator forms the basics for the feasibility considerations, particularly for the YBCO and MgB2 superconductors entering the commercial market. Initial results indicate that a 5 MW generator with an active weight of 34...

  20. La{sub 2}NiTiO{sub 6}: A 3D S=1 fcc Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Karolak, Michael; Edelmann, Martin; Sangiovanni, Giorgio [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    A DFT+DMFT analysis of the double perovskite La{sub 2}NiTiO{sub 6} reveals the crystal to exhibit a nearly unfrustrated three-dimensional ordering of local magnetic moments of S=1 on an fcc sublattice. In DFT, La{sub 2}NiTiO{sub 6} shows a peculiar bandstructure in which the Ni e{sub g} bands are half-filled and split from bands of other character by at least 0.5 eV. The bandwidth of Ni e{sub g} is around 0.8 eV, which is attributed to strongly reduced hopping amplitudes caused by the Ti sites. By Wannier projection on the correlated subspace of only Ni e{sub g}, an effective direct exchange model is derived to obtain quantitative values for the superexchange coupling between Ni sites. Comparing nearest-neighbour to next-nearest-neighbour coupling, the latter exceeds the former by a factor of 4 at minimum. This causes a nearly unfrustrated antiferromagnetic ordering of the local moments, whose Neel temperature is low not as a result of frustration but of strong correlation, as is revealed by an investigation of the kinetic and potential energy differences between ordered an unordered phase. The double perovskite La{sub 2}NiTiO{sub 6} is identified as an interesting S=1 quantum antiferromagnet on a three-dimensional fcc sublattice. By means of Density Functional Theory (DFT) in combination with Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT) it is demonstrated that this material is a high-spin d-electron system deep in the Heisenberg limit and established that its paramagnetic Mott phase persists down to low temperatures not because of frustration effects but rather for the strong coupling physics. Our many-body calculations on an ab initio-derived multi-orbital basis predict indeed a kinetic energy gain when entering the magnetically ordered phase. The strong-coupling nature is assessed from a multi-orbital DFT+DMFT analysis of the energetic balance between the ordered and disordered phase, which reveals a kinetic-energy-driven ordering. La{sub 2}NiTiO{sub 6} emerges thus as a

  1. Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity

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    Kaivarainen, A

    2000-01-01

    New models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity, based on new Hierarchic theory, general for liquids and solids (physics/0102086), have been proposed. CONTENTS: 1 Turbulence. General description; 2 Mesoscopic mechanism of turbulence; 3 Superfluidity. General description; 4 Mesoscopic scenario of fluidity; 5 Superfluidity as a hierarchic self-organization process; 6 Superfluidity in 3He; 7 Superconductivity: General properties of metals and semiconductors; Plasma oscillations; Cyclotron resonance; Electroconductivity; 8. Microscopic theory of superconductivity (BCS); 9. Mesoscopic scenario of superconductivity: Interpretation of experimental data in the framework of mesoscopic model of superconductivity.

  2. Superconductivity in highly disordered dense carbon disulfide.

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    Dias, Ranga P; Yoo, Choong-Shik; Struzhkin, Viktor V; Kim, Minseob; Muramatsu, Takaki; Matsuoka, Takahiro; Ohishi, Yasuo; Sinogeikin, Stanislav

    2013-07-16

    High pressure plays an increasingly important role in both understanding superconductivity and the development of new superconducting materials. New superconductors were found in metallic and metal oxide systems at high pressure. However, because of the filled close-shell configuration, the superconductivity in molecular systems has been limited to charge-transferred salts and metal-doped carbon species with relatively low superconducting transition temperatures. Here, we report the low-temperature superconducting phase observed in diamagnetic carbon disulfide under high pressure. The superconductivity arises from a highly disordered extended state (CS4 phase or phase III[CS4]) at ~6.2 K over a broad pressure range from 50 to 172 GPa. Based on the X-ray scattering data, we suggest that the local structural change from a tetrahedral to an octahedral configuration is responsible for the observed superconductivity.

  3. Phase slips in superconducting weak links

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    Kimmel, Gregory; Glatz, Andreas; Aranson, Igor S.

    2017-01-01

    Superconducting vortices and phase slips are primary mechanisms of dissipation in superconducting, superfluid, and cold-atom systems. While the dynamics of vortices is fairly well described, phase slips occurring in quasi-one- dimensional superconducting wires still elude understanding. The main reason is that phase slips are strongly nonlinear time-dependent phenomena that cannot be cast in terms of small perturbations of the superconducting state. Here we study phase slips occurring in superconducting weak links. Thanks to partial suppression of superconductivity in weak links, we employ a weakly nonlinear approximation for dynamic phase slips. This approximation is not valid for homogeneous superconducting wires and slabs. Using the numerical solution of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation and bifurcation analysis of stationary solutions, we show that the onset of phase slips occurs via an infinite period bifurcation, which is manifested in a specific voltage-current dependence. Our analytical results are in good agreement with simulations.

  4. A unified theory of superconductivity

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    Huang, Xiuqing

    2008-01-01

    In this work, we argue that the phonon-mediated BCS theory may be incorrect. Two kinds of glues, pairing (pseudogap) glue and superconducting glue, are suggested based on a real space Coulomb confinement effect. The scenarios provide a unified explanation of the pairing symmetry, pseudogap and superconducting states, spin--charge stripe order, magic doping fractions and vortex structures in conventional and unconventional (the high-Tc cuprates, MgB2 and the newly-discovered Fe-based family) superconductors. The theory agrees with the existence of a pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors, while no pseudogap feature could be observed in MgB2, iron-based and most of the conventional superconductors. Our results indicate that the superconducting phase can coexist with a triangular vortex lattice in pure MgB2 single crystal with a charge carrier density n=1.49*10^22/cm3. For iron-based superconductors, the relationship between the superconducting vortex phases and the optimal doping levels are analytically ...

  5. Power applications for superconducting cables

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    Tønnesen, Ole; Hansen, Steen; Jørgensen, Preben

    2000-01-01

    High temperature superconducting (HTS) cables for use in electric ac power systems are under development around the world today. There are two main constructions under development: the room temperature dielectric design and the cryogenic dielectric design. However, theoretical studies have shown...

  6. Superconductivity by kinetic energy saving?

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    Van der Marel, D; Molegraaf, HJA; Presura, C; Santoso, [No Value; Hewson, AC; Zlatic,

    2003-01-01

    A brief introduction is given in the generic microscopic framework of superconductivity. The consequences for the temperature dependence of the kinetic energy, and the correlation energy are discussed for two cases: The BCS scenario and the non-Fermi liquid scenario. A quantitative comparison is mad

  7. Superconducting cavity model for LEP

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    1979-01-01

    A superconducting cavity model is being prepared for testing in a vertical cryostat.At the top of the assembly jig is H.Preis while A.Scharding adjusts some diagnostic equipment to the cavity. See also photo 7912501X.

  8. Superconductivity of small metal grains

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    ZHENG; Renrong; CHEN; Zhiqian; ZHU; Shunquan

    2005-01-01

    The formulas of the energy gap and superconducting critical temperature appropriate for systems with both odd and even number of electrons are derived; the bases of the derivations are BCS theory and energy level statistics. Numerical results qualitatively agree with the experimental phenomena. i.e., the superconductivity of small metallic grains will first enhance then decrease to zero when the grain are getting smaller and smaller. The calculations indicate that the above phenomena happen in the metallic grains belonging to Gaussian Orthogonal Ensemble (GOE) and Gaussian Unitary ensemble (GUE) with zero spin; The superconductivity of small metallic grains in Gaussian Symplectic Ensemble (GSE) will monotonically decrease to zero with the decreasing of the grain size. The analyses suggest that the superconductivity enhancements come from pairing and the balance of the strengths between spin-orbital coupling and external magnetic field. In order to take the latter into account, it is necessary to include the level statistics given by Random Matrix Theory (RMT) in describing small metallic grains.

  9. Superconductivity by kinetic energy saving?

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    Van der Marel, D; Molegraaf, HJA; Presura, C; Santoso, [No Value; Hewson, AC; Zlatic,

    2003-01-01

    A brief introduction is given in the generic microscopic framework of superconductivity. The consequences for the temperature dependence of the kinetic energy, and the correlation energy are discussed for two cases: The BCS scenario and the non-Fermi liquid scenario. A quantitative comparison is

  10. Discovering superconductivity an investigative approach

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    Ireson, Gren

    2012-01-01

    The highly-illustrated text will serve as excellent introduction for students, with and without a physics background, to superconductivity. With a strong practical, experimental emphasis, it will provide readers with an overview of the topic preparing them for more advanced texts used in more advanced undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

  11. Collaring of Po Superconducting Dipole

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    1983-01-01

    The picture shows the placing of a stack of stainless steel collars around the superconducting coils.Pre-assembled collar stacks were placed under and on top of the coils,the collars interleaving as comb teeth. During the following collaring operation of compression under a press the collars were locked together by means of side wedges. See also photos 8211532X, 7903168

  12. Superconductivity resulting from antiferromagnetic states

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    Feng Shi-Ping (Department of Physics, Beijing Normal University (CN))

    1989-09-01

    When the dopping is low enough, the holes obey Bose statistics, Bose-Einstein condensation of these holes may lead to occurance of superconductivity. In this framework, we have calculated some physical quantities, the results are in qualitative agreement with experiments.

  13. Superconductivity by kinetic energy saving?

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    Van der Marel, D; Molegraaf, HJA; Presura, C; Santoso, [No Value; Hewson, AC; Zlatic,

    2003-01-01

    A brief introduction is given in the generic microscopic framework of superconductivity. The consequences for the temperature dependence of the kinetic energy, and the correlation energy are discussed for two cases: The BCS scenario and the non-Fermi liquid scenario. A quantitative comparison is mad

  14. Nonlinear diffusion and superconducting hysteresis

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    Mayergoyz, I.D. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Nonlinear diffusion of electromagnetic fields in superconductors with ideal and gradual resistive transitions is studied. Analytical results obtained for linear and nonlinear polarizations of electromagnetic fields are reported. These results lead to various extensions of the critical state model for superconducting hysteresis.

  15. Fireballs from Superconducting Cosmic Strings

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    Gruzinov, Andrei

    2016-01-01

    Thermalized fireballs should be created by cusp events on superconducting cosmic strings. This simple notion allows to reliably estimate particle emission from the cusps in a given background magnetic field. With plausible assumptions about intergalactic magnetic fields, the cusp events can produce observable fluxes of high-energy photons and neutrinos with unique signatures.

  16. Fireballs from superconducting cosmic strings

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    Gruzinov, Andrei; Vilenkin, Alexander

    2017-01-01

    Thermalized fireballs should be created by cusp events on superconducting cosmic strings. This simple notion allows to reliably estimate particle emission from the cusps in a given background magnetic field. With plausible assumptions about intergalactic magnetic fields, the cusp events can produce observable fluxes of high-energy photons and neutrinos with unique signatures.

  17. Superconducting Qubits and Quantum Resonators

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    Forn-Díaz, P.

    2010-01-01

    Superconducting qubits are fabricated "loss-free" electrical circuits on a chip with size features of tens of nanometers. If cooled to cryogenic temperatures below -273 °C they behave as quantum elements, similar to atoms and molecules. Such a qubit can be manipulated by fast-oscillating magnetic fi

  18. Tutorial on Superconducting Accelerator Magnets

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    Ball, M. J. Penny; Goodzeit, Carl L.

    1997-05-01

    A multimedia CD-ROM tutorial on the physics and engineering concepts of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators is being developed under a U.S. Dept. of Energy SBIR grant. The tutorial, scheduled for distribution this summer, is targeted to undergraduate junior or senior level science students. However, its unified presentation of the broad range of issues involved in the design of superconducting magnets for accelerators and the extensive detail about the construction process (including animations and video clips) will also be of value to staff of research institutes and industrial concerns with an interest in applied superconductivity or magnet development. The source material, which is based on the world-wide R and D programs to develop superconducting accelerator magnets, is organized in five units with the following themes: Introduction to magnets and accelerators; (2) Superconductors for accelerator magnets; (3) Magnetic design methods for accelerator magnets; (4) Electrical, mechanical, and cryogenic considerations for the final magnet package; (5) Performance characteristics and measurement methods. A detailed outline and examples will be shown.

  19. Demonstration of superconducting micromachined cavities

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    Brecht, T., E-mail: teresa.brecht@yale.edu; Reagor, M.; Chu, Y.; Pfaff, W.; Wang, C.; Frunzio, L.; Devoret, M. H.; Schoelkopf, R. J. [Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (United States)

    2015-11-09

    Superconducting enclosures will be key components of scalable quantum computing devices based on circuit quantum electrodynamics. Within a densely integrated device, they can protect qubits from noise and serve as quantum memory units. Whether constructed by machining bulk pieces of metal or microfabricating wafers, 3D enclosures are typically assembled from two or more parts. The resulting seams potentially dissipate crossing currents and limit performance. In this letter, we present measured quality factors of superconducting cavity resonators of several materials, dimensions, and seam locations. We observe that superconducting indium can be a low-loss RF conductor and form low-loss seams. Leveraging this, we create a superconducting micromachined resonator with indium that has a quality factor of two million, despite a greatly reduced mode volume. Inter-layer coupling to this type of resonator is achieved by an aperture located under a planar transmission line. The described techniques demonstrate a proof-of-principle for multilayer microwave integrated quantum circuits for scalable quantum computing.

  20. Photon-detecting superconducting resonators

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    Barends, R.

    2009-01-01

    One of the greatest challenges in astronomy is observing star and planetary formation, redshifted distant galaxies and molecular spectral ‘fingerprints’ in the far-infrared spectrum of light, using highly sensitive and large cameras. In this thesis we investigate superconducting resonators for

  1. Superconductivity: The persistence of pairs

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    Edelman, Alex; Littlewood, Peter

    2015-05-20

    Superconductivity stems from a weak attraction between electrons that causes them to form bound pairs and behave much like bosons. These so-called Cooper pairs are phase coherent, which leads to the astonishing properties of zero electrical resistance and magnetic flux expulsion typical of superconducting materials. This coherent state may be qualitatively understood within the Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) model, which predicts that a gas of interacting bosons will become unstable below a critical temperature and condense into a phase of matter with a macroscopic, coherent population in the lowest energy state, as happens in 4He or cold atomic gases. The successful theory proposed by Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer (BCS) predicts that at the superconducting transition temperature Tc, electrons simultaneously form pairs and condense, with no sign of pairing above Tc. Theorists have long surmised that the BCS and BEC models are opposite limits of a single theory and that strong interactions or low density can, in principle, drive the system to a paired state at a temperature Tpair higher than Tc, making the transition to the superconducting state BEC-like (Fig. 1). Yet most superconductors to date are reasonably well described by BCS theory or its extensions, and there has been scant evidence in electronic materials for the existence of pairing independent of the full superconducting state (though an active debate rages over the cuprate superconductors). Writing in Nature, Jeremy Levy and colleagues have now used ingenious nanostructured devices to provide evidence for electron pairing1. Perhaps surprisingly, the material they have studied is a venerable, yet enigmatic, low-temperature superconductor, SrTiO3.

  2. Electronic structure of ferromagnetic semiconductor material on the monoclinic and rhombohedral ordered double perovskites La{sub 2}FeCoO{sub 6}

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    Fuh, Huei-Ru; Chang, Ching-Ray [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Graduate Institute of Applied Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Weng, Ke-Chuan [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Wang, Yin-Kuo, E-mail: kant@ntnu.edu.tw [Center for General Education and Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)

    2015-05-07

    Double perovskite La{sub 2}FeCoO{sub 6} with monoclinic structure and rhombohedra structure show as ferromagnetic semiconductor based on density functional theory calculation. The ferromagnetic semiconductor state can be well explained by the superexchange interaction. Moreover, the ferromagnetic semiconductor state remains under the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and GGA plus onsite Coulomb interaction calculation.

  3. Low temperature synthesis of low thermionic work function (La{sub x}Ba{sub 1−x})B{sub 6}

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    Hasan, M.M., E-mail: Muhammad.Hasan@uon.edu.au; Cuskelly, D.; Sugo, H.; Kisi, E.H.

    2015-07-05

    Highlights: • The mixed boride La{sub x}Ba{sub 1−x}B{sub 6} was successfully produced using a boron carbide method. • Following synthesis samples sintered at 1950 °C yielded ∼85% (wt%) (La{sub 0.31}Ba{sub 0.69})B{sub 6}. • The Richardson work function for this boride mixture was found to be only 1.03 eV. - Abstract: This study presents investigations of the microstructure, morphology and emission properties of the promising thermionic material (La{sub x}Ba{sub 1−x})B{sub 6}. The material was synthesised by solid-state reaction without post-synthesis purifications. Powder X-ray diffraction revealed that samples prepared at a temperature ⩾1500 °C had formed a significant proportion of solid solution (above 54 mass%). Subsequent sintering at 1950 °C caused the formation of a mixture of three solid solutions with the dominant phase being (La{sub 0.31}Ba{sub 0.69})B{sub 6} ∼85% (by mass). The Richardson work function and emission constant for this boride mixture were found to be 1.03 eV and 8.44 × 10{sup −6} A cm K{sup −2} respectively.

  4. Charge order in La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} studied by resonant soft x-ray diffraction

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    Weschke, Eugen; Soltwisch, Victor; Schierle, Enrico [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Materialien und Energie, Berlin (Germany); Wilkins, Stuart P.; Hill, John P.; Tranquada, John M. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States); Geck, Jochen [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden (Germany); Fink, Joerg [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Materialien und Energie, Berlin (Germany); Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} (x=0.125 and x=0.115) was studied by x-ray diffraction at the O-K and the Cu-L{sub 3} resonances, in this way focussing on the O-2p and Cu-3d electronic structure. In both cases, pronounced charge-order superstructure peaks are observed directly below the temperature of the structural transition from the LTO into the LTT phase. This is in contrast to the case of La{sub 1.8-x}Eu{sub 0.2}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}, where charge order occurs at a lower temperature than the structural phase transition. Further differences between the materials are observed in the coherence lengths of the charge order, which is significantly larger in case of La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. For the two resonances indications for a different evolution with temperature of the superstructure peaks in La{sub 2-x}Ba{sub x}CuO{sub 4} are found.

  5. Synthesis of ceramic powders of La{sub 9,56} (SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2,34} and La{sub 9,8}Si{sub 5,7}Mg{sub O,3}O{sub 26,}4 by modified sol-gel process; Sintese de pos ceramicos de La{sub 9,56} (SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2,34} e La{sub 9,8}Si{sub 5,7}Mg{sub O,3}O{sub 26,}4 por processo sol-gel modificado

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    Lira, Sabrina Lopes; Paiva, Mayara Rafaela Soares; Misso, Agatha Matos; Elias, Daniel Ricco; Yamagata, Chieko, E-mail: yamagata@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (CCTM/IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Materiais

    2012-07-01

    Lanthanum silicate oxyapatite materials are promising for application as electrolyte in solid oxide fuel cells because of high ionic conductivity at temperatures between 600 deg C and 800 deg C. In this work, oxyapatites with the composition La{sub 9,56}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2,34}, and La{sub 9,8}Si{sub 5,7}Mg{sub 0,3}O{sub 26,4} were synthesized by using the sol-gel method, followed by precipitation. Initially, the gel of silica was synthesized from sodium silicate solution, by acid catalysis using lanthanum and magnesium chloride solution. Then, the La and Mg hydroxides were precipitated with NaOH in the gel. The powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and measurements of specific surface area. The crystalline oxyapatite phase of La{sub 9,56}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2,34}, and was La{sub 9,8}Si{sub 5,7}Mg{sub 0,3}O{sub 26,4} obtained by calcination at 900 deg C for 2 and 1h respectively (author)

  6. Energy transfer processes in Eu{sup 3+} doped nanocrystalline La{sub 2}TeO{sub 6} phosphor

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    Llanos, J., E-mail: jllanos@ucn.cl [Departamento de Química, Universidad Católica del Norte, Casilla 1280, Antofagasta (Chile); Castillo, R. [Departamento de Química, Universidad Católica del Norte, Casilla 1280, Antofagasta (Chile); Martín, I.R. [Departamento de Física Fundamental, Experimental, Electrónica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Malta Consolider Team, Santander (Spain); Martín, L.L. [Departamento de Química, Universidad Católica del Norte, Casilla 1280, Antofagasta (Chile); Departamento de Física Fundamental, Experimental, Electrónica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Departamento de Física Fundamental II, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Malta Consolider Team, Santander (Spain); Haro-González, P. [Departamento de Física Fundamental, Experimental, Electrónica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); González-Platas, J. [Departamento de Física Fundamental II, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

    2014-01-15

    La{sub 2}TeO{sub 6} nanocrystals doped with Eu{sup 3+} ions have been prepared by the Pechini sol–gel process. A total of seven samples obtained with different Eu{sup 3+} concentrations (1–7%). The Eu{sup 3+} ions are usually taken as probe ions to test the local structure of the lanthanide in solids. Analyzing the luminescence has been shown two different sites for the Eu{sup 3+} ions (in good agreement with the crystallographic analysis). Moreover, the luminescence properties have been analyzed as function of the Eu{sup 3+} doping concentration in order to study the interaction between these ions. Under direct excitation into the {sup 5}D{sub 0} level (at 578 nm) the corresponding decay curves show a pure exponential character independently of the Eu{sup 3+} concentration. However, the decay curves obtained for the {sup 5}D{sub 1} level becomes non-exponential for the higher doped nanocrystals samples indicating that the energy transfer processes are important. -- Highlights: • Study of the energy transfer processes between the Eu{sup 3+} ions in Eu{sup 3+} doped nanocrystalline La{sub 2}TeO{sub 6} phosphors. • Study of the behavior of the luminescence decay curves. • Study of the occupancy of the Eu{sup 3+} ion in the crystallographic sites in the host structure.

  7. Structural and magnetoresistance study of La{sub x}Mn{sub y}O{sub 3{+-}z}

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    Jimenez, M.; Martinez, J.L.; Prieto, C.; de Andres, A. [CSIC, Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Ciencias de Materiales; Herrero, E.; Vallet-Regi, M. [Departmento de Quimica Inorganica y Bioinorganica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)]|[Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado (RENFE-UCM) Apdo 155, E-28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain); Alonso, J. [CSIC, Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Ciencias de Materiales]|[Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado (RENFE-UCM) Apdo 155, E-28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain); Gonzalez-Calbet, J. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado (RENFE-UCM) Apdo 155, E-28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain)]|[Departmento de Quimica Inorganica, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Fernandez-Diaz, M.T. [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP 156X, Grenoble-Cedex 9, F-38042 (France)

    1997-06-13

    We study the system La{sub x}MnO{sub 3{+-}z} in order to produce proper self-doping (Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+} ratio) by La vacancies only, in place of divalent substitution. The system is stable in the range 0.8La{sub x}MnO{sub 3{+-}z} present a metallic-insulator transition, and a magneto-resistance effect close to 75% at 200 K under an applied magnetic field of 9 T, with RT (300 K) value close to 50%. (orig.).

  8. High-field multi-frequency ESR spectroscopy of La{sub 2}CuIrO{sub 6}

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    Fuchs, Stephan; Kataev, Vladislav; Manna, Kaustuv; Wurmehl, Sabine; Malyuk, Andrey [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Bera, Anup Kumar [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie, Berlin (Germany); Buechner, Bernd [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    We will present the electron spin resonance results of the double perovskite La{sub 2}CuIrO{sub 6}. This material provides a playground to examine the magnetic interactions in a 5d transition metal oxide with strong spin-orbit coupling. Measurements of the static magnetization M(T,H) show an antiferromagnetic ordering at T{sub AFM} = 74 K and a weak ferromagnetic moment below 54 K. ESR measurements of the powder sample were carried out for several temperatures and frequencies to determine the g-factor and the magnetic exaction gap. Our goal is to identify the origin of the ferromagnetic contribution with ESR. We observe an opening of the ferromagnetic gap at T=93 K (> T{sub AFM}) which continuously develops over the T{sub AFM} down to low temperature. The complex interaction of the Cu- and Ir-spin gives rise to the continuous shift of the g-factor: By decreasing the temperature, the Ir spins are getting progressively more involved in the resonance of the statically ordered Cu spin lattice due to exchange coupling between the two sublattices. We conclude that the weak ferromagnetic component in La{sub 2}CuIrO{sub 6} is intrinsic which points at a noncollinear spin-structure in the ordered state.

  9. Fabrication and characterization of millimeter-scale translucent La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doped Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic hollow spheres

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    Li, Haoting [School of Material Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, Sichuan (China); Liao, Qilong, E-mail: liaoqilong@swust.edu.cn [School of Material Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, Sichuan (China); Dai, Yunya [School of Material Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, Sichuan (China); Wang, Fu, E-mail: wfu2005@163.com [School of Material Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, Sichuan (China); Wang, Haiyang [School of Material Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, Sichuan (China); Li, Xibo [Research Center of Laser Fusion CAEP, Mianyang 621900, Sichuan (China)

    2016-04-15

    Highlights: • Millimeter-scale translucent La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doped Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} hollow spheres have been prepared. • The diameters of the prepared hollow spheres are 500–1300μm. • The degree of sphericity for the prepared hollow spheres is above 98%. • The mechanisms of transparency are discussed. - Abstract: Millimeter-scale translucent La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doped Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic hollow spheres have been successfully prepared using the oil-in-water (paraffin-in-alumina sol) droplets as precursors made by self-made T-shape micro-emulsion device. The main crystalline phase of the obtained hollow sphere is alpha alumina. The prepared translucent La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-containing Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ceramic hollow spheres have diameters of 500–1300 μm, wall thickness of about 23 μm and the degree of sphericity of above 98%. With the increase of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} content, grains and grain-boundaries of the alumina spherical shell for the prepared millimeter-scale hollow spheres become regular and clear gradually. When the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} content is 0.1 wt.%, the crystal surface of the obtained Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} spherical shell shows optimal grains and few pores, and its transmittance reaches 42% at 532 nm laser light. This method provides a promising technique of preparing millimeter-scale translucent ceramic hollow spheres for laser inertial confined fusion.

  10. Structure, chemistry and luminescence properties of dielectric La{sub x}Hf{sub 1-x}O{sub y} films

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    Kaichev, V.V., E-mail: vvk@catalysis.ru [Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Smirnova, T.P.; Yakovkina, L.V. [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Ivanova, E.V.; Zamoryanskaya, M.V. [Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Saraev, A.A. [Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Pustovarov, V.A. [Ural State Technical University, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Perevalov, T.V.; Gritsenko, V.A. [Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2016-06-01

    Dielectric films of La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, HfO{sub 2}, and La{sub x}Hf{sub 1-x}O{sub y} were synthesized by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. Structural, chemical, and luminescence properties of the films were studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, methods of X-ray diffraction and selected area electron diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and a cathodoluminescence technique. It was found that doping of hafnium oxide with lanthanum leads to the formation of a continuous series of solid solutions with a cubic structure. This process is accompanied by the formation of oxygen vacancies in the HfO{sub 2} lattice. Cathodoluminescence spectra of the La{sub x}Hf{sub 1-x}O{sub y}/Si films exhibited a wide band with the maximum near 2.4–2.5 eV, which corresponds to the blue emission. Quantum-chemical calculations showed that this blue band is due to oxygen vacancies in the HfO{sub 2} lattice. - Highlights: • HfO{sub 2} and solid solution La{sub x}Hf{sub 1-x}O{sub y} films were synthesized by MOCVD. • The continuous series of solid solutions with a cubic structure was formed at La doping of HfO{sub 2}. • Cathodoluminescence band at 2.4–2.5 eV is observed due to the oxygen vacancies in La{sub x}Hf{sub 1-x}O{sub y}. • The cathodoluminescence decreases in intensity when the La concentration increases.

  11. Investigation about thermal conductivities of La{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} doped with calcium or magnesium for thermal barrier coatings

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    Zhang Hongsong, E-mail: zhs761128@163.com [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China); Yuan Wei [Department of Materials and Chemistry, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China); Li Gang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China); Chen Xiaoge [Department of Construction Engineering, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China); Wang Xinli [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Henan Institute of Engineering, Zhengzhou 450007 (China)

    2012-10-05

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer These ceramic materials with fluorite structure were synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Oxygen vacancies lead to their lower thermal conductivities. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer These ceramics can be explored as novel candidate ceramic materials for TBCs. - Abstract: The La{sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 7} powders doped with Ca and Mg were synthesized by sol-gel method in this paper and their dense bulk samples were also prepared by pressure-less sintering at 1600 Degree-Sign C for 10 h. Their phase compositions, microstructures and thermal conductivities were investigated, respectively. XRD results reveal that single-phase (La{sub 0.95}Ca{sub 0.05}){sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 6.95} and (La{sub 0.95}Mg{sub 0.05}){sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 6.95} ceramics with fluorite structure are successfully synthesized. SEM and EDS results show that their microstructures are very dense and no other unreacted oxides or interphases exist in the interfaces between grains. Their thermal conductivities are lower than that of YSZ, which can be attributed to the phonon scattering caused by vacancies in their crystal lattices. The larger differences in atomic weight and ionic radius between Mg and La lead to the lower thermal conductivity of (La{sub 0.95}Mg{sub 0.05}){sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 6.95} than that of (La{sub 0.95}Ca{sub 0.05}){sub 2}Ce{sub 2}O{sub 6.95}. The synthesized rare earth cerium oxides have potentials to be used as novel candidate materials for thermal barrier coatings in the future.

  12. Synthesis and high Li-ion conductivity of Ga-stabilized cubic Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12}

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    Wolfenstine, Jeff, E-mail: Jeffrey.b.wolfenstine.civ@mail.mil [Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-SED-C, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783 (United States); Ratchford, Joshua [Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-SED-C, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783 (United States); Rangasamy, Ezhiyl; Sakamoto, Jeffrey [Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Allen, Jan L. [Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-SED-C, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783 (United States)

    2012-06-15

    Ga addition to the garnet Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} (LLZO) can lead to stabilization of the cubic structure, high relative density and high Li-ion conductivity at room temperature. Cubic Li{sub 6.25}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}Ga{sub 0.25}O{sub 12} powders were prepared from co-precipitated nitrate precursor and consolidated by hot-pressing to a relative density of {approx}91%. The total Li-ion conductivity was {approx}3.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} Scm{sup -1} while the electronic conductivity was {approx}7.1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8} Scm{sup -1}. The Ga substituted LLZO had a slightly higher total Li-ion conductivity compared to Al substituted LLZO of similar composition and relative density. This difference may be related to the larger size of Ga versus Al leading to different site occupancy fractions. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Li-ion conductivity of hot-pressed Ga-substituted Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} was {approx}3.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} Scm{sup -1}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The electronic conductivity was {approx}7.1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8} Scm{sup -1}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ga-substituted Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12} had a higher Li-ion conductivity compared to the more commonly Al-substituted Li{sub 7}La{sub 3}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 12}.

  13. Improved interfacial and electrical properties of atomic layer deposition HfO{sub 2} films on Ge with La{sub 2}O{sub 3} passivation

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    Li Xuefei; Liu Xiaojie; Cao Yanqiang [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Li Aidong, E-mail: adli@nju.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Li Hui; Wu Di [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer La{sub 2}O{sub 3} IPLs were deposited on Ge substrates at 250 Degree-Sign C by ALD using La[N(SiMe{sub 3}){sub 2}]{sub 3} and H{sub 2}O as the precursors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer CET of 1.35 nm and leakage current of 8.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} A/cm{sup 2} at V{sub g} = 1 V are observed for the HfO{sub 2}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} gate stack on Ge substrate. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The improvement in the interfacial and electrical properties is related to the formation of a stable LaGeO{sub x} interfacial layer. - Abstract: We report the characteristics of HfO{sub 2} films deposited on Ge substrates with and without La{sub 2}O{sub 3} passivation at 250 Degree-Sign C by atomic layer deposition (ALD) using La[N(SiMe{sub 3}){sub 2}]{sub 3} and Hf[N(CH{sub 3})(C{sub 2}H{sub 5})]{sub 4} as the precursors. The HfO{sub 2} is observed to form defective HfGeO{sub x} at its interface during 500 Degree-Sign C postdeposition annealing. The insertion of an ultrathin La{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial passivation layer effectively prevents the Ge outdiffusion and improves interfacial and electrical properties. Capacitance equivalent thickness (CET) of 1.35 nm with leakage current density J{sub A} of 8.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} A/cm{sup 2} at V{sub g} = 1 V is achieved for the HfO{sub 2}/La{sub 2}O{sub 3} gate stacks on Ge substrates.

  14. Surface superconductivity in thin cylindrical Bi nanowire.

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    Tian, Mingliang; Wang, Jian; Ning, Wei; Mallouk, Thomas E; Chan, Moses H W

    2015-03-11

    The physical origin and the nature of superconductivity in nanostructured Bi remains puzzling. Here, we report transport measurements of individual cylindrical single-crystal Bi nanowires, 20 and 32 nm in diameter. In contrast to nonsuperconducting Bi nanoribbons with two flat surfaces, cylindrical Bi nanowires show superconductivity below 1.3 K. However, their superconducting critical magnetic fields decrease with their diameter, which is the opposite of the expected behavior for thin superconducting wires. Quasiperiodic oscillations of magnetoresistance were observed in perpendicular fields but were not seen in the parallel orientation. These results can be understood by a model of surface superconductivity with an enhanced surface-to-bulk volume in small diameter wires, where the superconductivity originates from the strained surface states of the nanowires due to the surface curvature-induced stress.

  15. Magnetic and transport properties of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} - La{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} heterostructures

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    Mustafa, Luqman

    2016-11-25

    The exploration of interface properties in complex oxide heterostructures and superlattices is one of the new exciting fields in condensed matter sciences. This is particularly originating from the technological advances in synthesizing heterostructures with atomic scale precision by advanced thin film deposition techniques. There is a plethora of novel achievements culminating in unexpected results, such as generating artificial multifunctional materials with the prominent example of the appearance of interface electrical conductivity and even superconductivity in between insulating films (SrTiO{sub 3} - LaAlO{sub 3}). In this thesis a special case of heterostructures is treated. Here, heterostructures composed of superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} and half-metallic ferromagnetic La{sub 2/3}Ca{sub 1/3}MnO{sub 3} are investigated and the interplay of the two long-range antagonistic ordering principles - superconductivity and ferromagnetism - is intended to be studied. Whereas the physics of such structures with the CuO{sub 2} planes of the superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} oriented parallel to the substrate plane (i.e. the short coherence length of the superconductor, ξ{sub c} ∝ 0.1 nm is facing the interface perpendicular) has been explored in great detail, little is known in the case of the CuO{sub 2} planes oriented perpendicular to the substrate plane and thus ξ{sub ab} ∝ 1.6 nm is pointing perpendicular to the interface. In the former case, the properties of the heterostructures and superlattices are determined by an interplay of charge transfer and orbital reconstruction, but the mechanisms occurring in the latter case are unknown so far. Prior to elaborated experiments to study the interface properties at an atomistic scale, the technology of fabricating such structures has to be accomplished and their macroscopic properties (structure, transport and magnetic properties) have to be investigated. It is the goal of this thesis to

  16. Superconducting Josephson vortex flow transistors

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    Tavares, P A C

    2002-01-01

    The work reported in this thesis focuses on the development of high-temperature superconducting Josephson vortex-flow transistors (JVFTs). The JVFT is a particular type of superconducting transistor, i.e. an electromagnetic device capable of delivering gain while keeping the control and output circuits electrically isolated. Devices were fabricated from (100) YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 sub - subdelta thin films grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition on 24 deg magnesium oxide and strontium titanate bicrystals. The design of the JVFTs was guided by numerical simulations and the devices were optimised for current gain. Improvements were made to the fabrication process in order to accurately pattern the small structures required. The devices exhibited current gains higher than 60 in liquid nitrogen. Gains measured at lower temperatures were significantly higher. As part of the work a data acquisition suite was developed for the characterisation of three-terminal devices and, in particular, of JVFTs.

  17. Superconductivity in the Tungsten Bronzes

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    Wu, Phillip; Ishii, Satoshi; Tanabe, Kenji; Munakata, Ko; Hammond, Robert H.; Tokiwa, Kazuyasu; Geballe, Theodore H.; Beasley, Malcolm R.

    2015-03-01

    Via pulsed laser deposition and post-annealing, high quality K-doped WO3-y films with reproducible transport properties are obtained. A home built two-coil mutual inductance setup is used to probe the behavior of the films in the superconducting and normal state. The inverse penetration depths and dissipation peaks are measured as a function of temperature and field. Separately, via thin film deposition techniques, we report for the first time stable crystalline hexagonal WO3 on substrates. In order to tune the physical properties of the undoped material, we utilized an ionic liquid gating technique. We observe an insulator-to-metal transition, showing the ionic liquid gate to be a viable technique to alter the electrical transport properties of this material. By comparing the alkali and ionic liquid gated WO3, we conclude with some remarks regarding how superconductivity arises in this system.

  18. Superconducting wires and fractional flux

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    Sá de Melo, C. A. R.

    1996-05-01

    The quantization of flux quanta in superconductors is revisited and analyzed in a new geometry. The system analyzed is a superconducting wire. The geometry is such that the superconducting wire winds N times around an insulating cylinder and that the wire has its end connected back to its beginning, thus producing an N-loop short circuited solenoid. The winding number N acts as a topological index that controls flux quantization. In this case, fractional flux quanta can be measured through the center of the insulating cylinder, provided that the cylinder radius is small enough. The Little-Parks experiment for an identical geometry is discussed. The period of oscillation of the transition temperature of the wire is found to vary as 1/N in units of flux Φ relative to the flux quantum Φ0. When a SQUID is made in such a geometry the maximal current through the SQUID varies with period Φ0/N.

  19. Stripes and Superconductivity in Cuprates

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    Tranquada, John M.

    2011-01-01

    Holes doped into the CuO2 planes of cuprate parent compounds frustrate the antiferromagnetic order. The development of spin and charge stripes provides a compromise between the competing magnetic and kinetic energies. Static stripe order has been observed only in certain particular compounds, but there are signatures which suggest that dynamic stripe correlations are common in the cuprates. Though stripe order is bad for superconducting phase coherence, stripes are compatible with strong pair...

  20. Superconducting Qubits: A Short Review

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    Devoret, M. H.; Wallraff, A.; Martinis, J. M.

    2004-01-01

    Superconducting qubits are solid state electrical circuits fabricated using techniques borrowed from conventional integrated circuits. They are based on the Josephson tunnel junction, the only non-dissipative, strongly non-linear circuit element available at low temperature. In contrast to microscopic entities such as spins or atoms, they tend to be well coupled to other circuits, which make them appealling from the point of view of readout and gate implementation. Very recently, new designs ...

  1. Inelastic tunneling in superconducting junctions

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    Hlobil, Patrik Christian

    2016-06-10

    In this dissertation a theoretical formalism of elastic and inelastic tunneling spectroscopy is developed for superconductors. The underlying physical processes behind the different two tunneling channels and their implications for the interpretation of experimental tunneling data are investigated in detail, which can explain the background conductance seen in the cuprate and iron-based superconductors. Further, the properties of the emitted light from a superconducting LED are investigated.

  2. Stimulated Superconductivity at Strong Coupling

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    Bao, Ning; Dong, Xi; Silverstein, Eva; Torroba, Gonzalo; /Stanford U., ITP /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC

    2011-08-12

    Stimulating a system with time dependent sources can enhance instabilities, thus increasing the critical temperature at which the system transitions to interesting low-temperature phases such as superconductivity or superfluidity. After reviewing this phenomenon in non-equilibrium BCS theory (and its marginal fermi liquid generalization) we analyze the effect in holographic superconductors. We exhibit a simple regime in which the transition temperature increases parametrically as we increase the frequency of the time-dependent source.

  3. RF Characterization of Superconducting Samples

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    Junginger, T; Welsch, C

    2009-01-01

    At CERN a compact Quadrupole Resonator has been re-commissioned for the RF characterization of superconducting materials at 400 MHz. In addition the resonator can also be excited at multiple integers of this frequency. Besides Rs it enables determination of the maximum RF magnetic field, the thermal conductivity and the penetration depth of the attached samples, at different temperatures. The features of the resonator will be compared with those of similar RF devices and first results will be presented.

  4. Activities on RF superconductivity at DESY

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    Matheisen, A. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); TESLA Collaboration

    1996-01-01

    At DESY the HERA electron storage ring is supplied with normal and superconducting cavities. The superconducting system transfers up to 1 MW klystron power to the beam. Experiences are reported on luminosity and machine study runs. Since 1993 one major activity in the field of RF superconducting cavities is the installation of the TESLA Test Facility. Set-up of hardware and first tests of s.c. resonators are presented. (R.P.). 11 refs.

  5. Superconducting electron and hole lenses

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    Cheraghchi, H.; Esmailzadeh, H.; Moghaddam, A. G.

    2016-06-01

    We show how a superconducting region (S), sandwiched between two normal leads (N), in the presence of barriers, can act as a lens for propagating electron and hole waves by virtue of the so-called crossed Andreev reflection (CAR). The CAR process, which is equivalent to Cooper pair splitting into two N electrodes, provides a unique possibility of constructing entangled electrons in solid state systems. When electrons are locally injected from an N lead, due to the CAR and normal reflection of quasiparticles by the insulating barriers at the interfaces, sequences of electron and hole focuses are established inside another N electrode. This behavior originates from the change of momentum during electron-hole conversion beside the successive normal reflections of electrons and holes due to the barriers. The focusing phenomena studied here are fundamentally different from the electron focusing in other systems, such as graphene p-n junctions. In particular, due to the electron-hole symmetry of the superconducting state, the focusing of electrons and holes is robust against thermal excitations. Furthermore, the effects of the superconducting layer width, the injection point position, and barrier strength are investigated on the focusing behavior of the junction. Very intriguingly, it is shown that by varying the barrier strength, one can separately control the density of electrons or holes at the focuses.

  6. Attenuation in Superconducting Circular Waveguides

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    K. H. Yeap

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available We present an analysis on wave propagation in superconducting circular waveguides. In order to account for the presence of quasiparticles in the intragap states of a superconductor, we employ the characteristic equation derived from the extended Mattis-Bardeen theory to compute the values of the complex conductivity. To calculate the attenuation in a circular waveguide, the tangential fields at the boundary of the wall are first matched with the electrical properties (which includes the complex conductivity of the wall material. The matching of fields with the electrical properties results in a set of transcendental equations which is able to accurately describe the propagation constant of the fields. Our results show that although the attenuation in the superconducting waveguide above cutoff (but below the gap frequency is finite, it is considerably lower than that in a normal waveguide. Above the gap frequency, however, the attenuation in the superconducting waveguide increases sharply. The attenuation eventually surpasses that in a normal waveguide. As frequency increases above the gap frequency, Cooper pairs break into quasiparticles. Hence, we attribute the sharp rise in attenuation to the increase in random collision of the quasiparticles with the lattice structure.

  7. Ballistic superconductivity in semiconductor nanowires

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    Zhang, Hao; Gül, Önder; Conesa-Boj, Sonia; Nowak, Michał P.; Wimmer, Michael; Zuo, Kun; Mourik, Vincent; de Vries, Folkert K.; van Veen, Jasper; de Moor, Michiel W. A.; Bommer, Jouri D. S.; van Woerkom, David J.; Car, Diana; Plissard, Sébastien R.; Bakkers, Erik P. A. M.; Quintero-Pérez, Marina; Cassidy, Maja C.; Koelling, Sebastian; Goswami, Srijit; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Kouwenhoven, Leo P.

    2017-07-01

    Semiconductor nanowires have opened new research avenues in quantum transport owing to their confined geometry and electrostatic tunability. They have offered an exceptional testbed for superconductivity, leading to the realization of hybrid systems combining the macroscopic quantum properties of superconductors with the possibility to control charges down to a single electron. These advances brought semiconductor nanowires to the forefront of efforts to realize topological superconductivity and Majorana modes. A prime challenge to benefit from the topological properties of Majoranas is to reduce the disorder in hybrid nanowire devices. Here we show ballistic superconductivity in InSb semiconductor nanowires. Our structural and chemical analyses demonstrate a high-quality interface between the nanowire and a NbTiN superconductor that enables ballistic transport. This is manifested by a quantized conductance for normal carriers, a strongly enhanced conductance for Andreev-reflecting carriers, and an induced hard gap with a significantly reduced density of states. These results pave the way for disorder-free Majorana devices.

  8. Vacancy-induced insulator – direct spin gapless semiconductor – half-metal transition in double perovskite La{sub 2}CrFeO{sub 6}: A first-principles study

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    Wu, Haiping, E-mail: mrhpwu@njust.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Ministry of Education, and Department of Applied Physics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094 (China); State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, Changchun, 130012 (China); Qian, Yan, E-mail: qianyan@njust.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Ministry of Education, and Department of Applied Physics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094 (China); Tan, Weishi; Kan, Erjun; Lu, Ruifeng; Deng, Kaiming [Key Laboratory of Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Ministry of Education, and Department of Applied Physics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094 (China)

    2015-11-06

    Double perovskite oxide La{sub 2}CrFeO{sub 6} with the characteristic of ferrimagnetic insulator has been reported by Chakraverty and Lee et al. Engineering the physical properties of materials, including obtaining unusual properties, can be achieved by some measures, and defect-tuning has been one of the most efficient measures. Here, by using density-functional calculations, La vacancy is introduced in La{sub 2}CrFeO{sub 6} and special properties are obtained successfully. The results show that the magnetic phase of La{sub 2}CrFeO{sub 6} would transfer from ferrimagnetic to ferromagnetic ordering as long as La vacancy is introduced. Furthermore, La{sub 1.75}CrFeO{sub 6} shows direct spin gapless semiconductor, and La{sub 1.5}CrFeO{sub 6} behaves as half-metal with the half-metallic gap of 0.42 eV. In the whole range of La vacancy, the electronic configurations of both Cr and Fe ions exhibit high-spin states, the magnetic moment of Fe remains 4.20 μ{sub B}, while that of Cr ions decreases from 2.66 to 1.97 μ{sub B} with increasing the amount of La vacancy. This work opens an alternative way to design spintronic materials, especially for direct spin gapless semiconductors which have never been reported in perovskite oxides. - Highlights: • La vacancy is introduced in La{sub 2}CrFeO{sub 6}. • La{sub 1.75}CrFeO{sub 6} shows the direct spin gapless semiconductor. • La{sub 1.5}CrFeO{sub 6} behaves as half-metal with the half-metallic gap of 0.42 eV.

  9. Interfacing superconducting qubits and single optical photons

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    Das, Sumanta; Sørensen, Anders S

    2016-01-01

    We propose an efficient light-matter interface at optical frequencies between a superconducting qubit and a single photon. The desired interface is based on a hybrid architecture composed of an organic molecule embedded inside an optical waveguide and electrically coupled to a superconducting qubit far from the optical axis. We show that high fidelity, photon-mediated, entanglement between distant superconducting qubits can be achieved with incident pulses at the single photon level. Such low light level is highly sought for to overcome the decoherence of the superconducting qubit caused by absorption of optical photons.

  10. Anisotropic superconductivity driven by kinematic interaction

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    Ivanov, V. A.

    2000-11-01

    We have analysed the effect of kinematic pairing on the symmetry of superconducting order parameter for a square lattice in the frame of the strongly correlated Hubbard model. It is argued that in the first perturbation order the kinematic interaction renormalizes the Hubbard-I dispersions and provides at low doping the mixed singlet (s + s*)-wave superconductivity, giving way at higher doping to the triplet p-wave superconductivity. The obtained phase diagram depends only on the hopping integral parameter. The influence of the Coulomb repulsion on the kinematic superconducting pairing has been estimated. The (s + s*)-wave gap and the thermodynamic critical magnetic field have been derived.

  11. Superconducting fault current limiter for railway transport

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    Fisher, L. M., E-mail: LMFisher@niitfa.ru; Alferov, D. F.; Akhmetgareev, M. R.; Budovskii, A. I.; Evsin, D. V.; Voloshin, I. F.; Kalinov, A. V. [National Technical Physics and Automation Research Institute (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-15

    A resistive switching superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) for DC networks with voltage of 3.5 kV and nominal current of 2 kA is developed. The SFCL consists of two series-connected units: block of superconducting modules and high-speed vacuum breaker with total disconnection time not more than 8 ms. The results of laboratory tests of superconducting SFCL modules in current limiting mode are presented. The recovery time of superconductivity is experimentally determined. The possibility of application of SFCL on traction substations of Russian Railways is considered.

  12. Foreword: Focus on Superconductivity in Semiconductors

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    Yoshihiko Takano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Since the discovery of superconductivity in diamond, much attention has been given to the issue of superconductivity in semiconductors. Because diamond has a large band gap of 5.5 eV, it is called a wide-gap semiconductor. Upon heavy boron doping over 3×1020 cm−3, diamond becomes metallic and demonstrates superconductivity at temperatures below 11.4 K. This discovery implies that a semiconductor can become a superconductor upon carrier doping. Recently, superconductivity was also discovered in boron-doped silicon and SiC semiconductors. The number of superconducting semiconductors has increased. In 2008 an Fe-based superconductor was discovered in a research project on carrier doping in a LaCuSeO wide-gap semiconductor. This discovery enhanced research activities in the field of superconductivity, where many scientists place particular importance on superconductivity in semiconductors.This focus issue features a variety of topics on superconductivity in semiconductors selected from the 2nd International Workshop on Superconductivity in Diamond and Related Materials (IWSDRM2008, which was held at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan in July 2008. The 1st workshop was held in 2005 and was published as a special issue in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM in 2006 (Takano 2006 Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 7 S1.The selection of papers describe many important experimental and theoretical studies on superconductivity in semiconductors. Topics on boron-doped diamond include isotope effects (Ekimov et al and the detailed structure of boron sites, and the relation between superconductivity and disorder induced by boron doping. Regarding other semiconductors, the superconducting properties of silicon and SiC (Kriener et al, Muranaka et al and Yanase et al are discussed, and In2O3 (Makise et al is presented as a new superconducting semiconductor. Iron-based superconductors are presented as a new series of high

  13. A study of mixed phase behavior in the lanthanide-substituted superconducting oxide ErBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7

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    Zandbergen, H.W.; Holland, G.F.; Tejedor, P.; Gronsky, R.; Stacy, A.M. (Univ. of California, Berkeley (USA))

    1987-07-01

    Substitution of lanthanide ions, Ln{sup 3+}, for Y in the novel superconducting oxide YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} has been studied largely to investigate the effect of magnetic 4f{sup n} ions on superconductivity. A possibility that should also be considered however is that slight variation in the size of the lanthanide ions might lead to different structural types. For instance, La does not form the YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} structure, preferring instead the La{sub 3}Ba{sub 3}Cu{sub 6}O{sub 4} habit. Changes in the size of Ln could also be important on the microscopic scale, where different defect structures could occur. Defects as well as other impurities will adversely affect the current carrying capacity, J{sub c}, of these new high T{sub c} superconductors. The challenge in improving the performance of the Y-Ba-Cu-O type superconductors is to develop an understanding of the relationship between their fabrication, processing, performance, and microstructure. Here the authors report the synthesis and characterization, both magnetic and structural of ErBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}. High resolution electron micrographs show the presence of an unusual defect structure in this pure phase.

  14. Anisotropic structural and magnetic properties of the field-aligned superconducting system SmFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.25 and 0.3)

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    You, Y B; Hsiao, T K; Chang, B C; Tai, M F; Ku, H C [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Hsu, Y Y [Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 10677, Taiwan (China); Wei, Z; Ruan, K Q; Li, X G, E-mail: ypyou@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)

    2011-01-01

    Anisotropic structural and magnetic properties of the field-aligned superconducting system SmFeAsO{sub 1-x}F{sub x} (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.25 and 0.3) are reported. Due to the Fe spin-orbital related anisotropic exchange coupling, all the tetragonal microcrystalline powders in epoxy were aligned at room temperature using the field-rotation method where the tetragonal ab-plane is parallel to the magnetic alignment field B{sub a} of 0.9 T and the c-axis parallels to the rotating axis. Anisotropic magnetic properties are studied through low temperature magnetic measurements along the c-axis and paralleled to the ab-plane of aligned samples in both zero-field-cooled (ZFC) and field-cooled (FC) modes. The under-doped compound (x = 0.1) is not superconducting with an antiferromagnetic Neel temperature T{sub N} {approx} 40 K, while the two optimum-doped compounds (x = 0.2 and 0.25) show high superconducting transition temperatures T{sub c} of 49K and 50K, respectively. The variation of anisotropic structural and magnetic properties for this system are discussed and compared with the previously reported 52 K anisotropic superconductor Sm{sub 0.95}La{sub 0.05}FeAsO{sub 0.85}F{sub 0.15}.

  15. Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of Ta-substituted Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} multiferroics

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    Fakhrul, Takian [Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Mahbub, Rubayyat [Department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Chowdhury, Nadim; Khosru, Quazi Deen Mohd [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh); Sharif, Ahmed, E-mail: asharif@mme.buet.ac.bd [Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000 (Bangladesh)

    2015-02-15

    Highlights: • Ta substitution on the structural and dielectric properties of Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} (BLFO). • Ta{sup 5+} slows down the oxygen ion motion consequently reducing grain growth. • Ferroelectric transition temperature shifts towards higher temperatures with Ta. • Ta doped BLFO has enhanced resistivity, dielectric properties and remanent magnetization. - Abstract: The role of doping Ta in Fe-site on the phase, microstructure and dielectric properties of Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} (BLFO) has been investigated in this research. Single phase Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 1-x}Ta{sub x}O{sub 3} (BLFTO) ceramics with x = 0.0, 0.01, 0.03 and 0.05 were synthesized by conventional solid-state reaction method. The BLFTO dried pellets were calcined at 800 °C for 2 h and then sintered at 1000 °C for 2 h. Phase analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicated formation of single phase distorted R3c structure. Microstructural investigation using the field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) showed that addition of Ta dramatically reduced the average grain size of Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} due to its strong pinning effect from 10.6 μm in Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} to 0.92 μm in Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.95}Ta{sub 0.05}O{sub 3.} Ta doped BLFO showed superior values of dielectric constant (>2000) at room temperature. At higher temperature a considerable increase in the dielectric constant of Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} samples occurred due to space charge polarization. However, in Ta-substituted ceramics the stability of dielectric constant with temperature considerably improved. DTA analysis revealed that the peak for ferroelectric transition (T{sub C}) shifted towards higher temperatures for the Ta-substituted BLFO and reached 870 °C for x = 0.05. Moreover, a significant increase in remanent magnetization has been observed with increasing Ta addition in BLFO samples from 0.038 emu g{sup -1} in Bi{sub 0.8}La{sub 0

  16. Growth and properties of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7−δ}/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} epitaxial trilayer films

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    Sharma, Minaxi, E-mail: meenanith@gmail.com; Kumar, Arvind; Sharma, K. K. [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur -177005 (India); Kumar, Ravi [Centre for Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur -177005 (India); Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur Punjab-143521 (India); Choudhary, R. J. [UGC-DAE-Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Road, Indore-452001 (India)

    2015-08-28

    We report the growth and properties of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7−δ}/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} LSMO/YBCO/LSMO epitaxial trilayer films, fabricated on SrTiO{sub 3} substrate using pulsed laser deposition technique. From x-ray diffraction and high resolution x-ray diffraction measurements, it is confirmed that the grown trilayered films are single phase and epitaxial in nature. Magneto-transport and magnetic properties are found to be dependent on the thickness of YBCO spacer layer. We infer that for fixed thickness of top and bottom LSMO layers, superconductivity is completely suppressed. At 100 K, the hysteresis loops reveal the ferromagnetic signature of trilayered film. At room temperature, we obtain a butterfly type scenario, signifies the co-existence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interaction. In addition, at room temperature, the YBCO spacer layer allowing the top and bottom LSMO layers to interact antiferromagnetically.

  17. Topological superconductivity induced by ferromagnetic metal chains

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    Li, Jian; Chen, Hua; Drozdov, Ilya K.; Yazdani, A.; Bernevig, B. Andrei; MacDonald, A. H.

    2014-12-01

    Recent experiments have provided evidence that one-dimensional (1D) topological superconductivity can be realized experimentally by placing transition-metal atoms that form a ferromagnetic chain on a superconducting substrate. We address some properties of this type of system by using a Slater-Koster tight-binding model to account for important features of the electronic structure of the transition-metal chains on the superconducting substrate. We predict that topological superconductivity is nearly universal when ferromagnetic transition-metal chains form straight lines on superconducting substrates and that it is possible for more complex chain structures. When the chain is weakly coupled to the substrate and is longer than superconducting coherence lengths, its proximity-induced superconducting gap is ˜Δ ESO/J where Δ is the s -wave pair potential on the chain, ESO is the spin-orbit splitting energy induced in the normal chain state bands by hybridization with the superconducting substrate, and J is the exchange splitting of the ferromagnetic chain d bands. Because of the topological character of the 1D superconducting state, Majorana end modes appear within the gaps of finite length chains. We find, in agreement with the experiment, that when the chain and substrate orbitals are strongly hybridized, Majorana end modes are substantially reduced in amplitude when separated from the chain end by less than the coherence length defined by the p -wave superconducting gap. We conclude that Pb is a particularly favorable substrate material for ferromagnetic chain topological superconductivity because it provides both strong s -wave pairing and strong Rashba spin-orbit coupling, but that there is an opportunity to optimize properties by varying the atomic composition and structure of the chain. Finally, we note that in the absence of disorder, a new chain magnetic symmetry, one that is also present in the crystalline topological insulators, can stabilize multiple

  18. Growth, thermal properties and laser operation of a new disordered crystal: Nd-doped Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4}

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    Pan, Zhongben [Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on High Energy Laser, Institute of Chemical Materials and Advanced Materials Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Cai, Huaqiang, E-mail: danluxiusan@126.com [Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on High Energy Laser, Institute of Chemical Materials and Advanced Materials Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Huang, Hui [Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on High Energy Laser, Institute of Chemical Materials and Advanced Materials Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Yu, Haohai [State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); Zhang, Huaijin, E-mail: huaijinzhang@sdu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China); Wang, Jiyang [State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100 (China)

    2014-09-01

    Graphical abstract: A large sized and high quality Nd:Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} laser crystal has been successfully grown by the Czochralski method. The room temperature (298.15 K) and low temperature (77.2 K) fluorescence spectra were studied, and inhomogeneous broadening phenomemon was found. Additionally, such a large bandwidth shows that Nd:Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} may possibly be used in laser systems to produce femtosecond pulses. - Highlights: • Nd:Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} crystal was grown by the CZ method. • The complete set of anisotropic thermal properties was systematically studied. • Polarized absorption and fluorescence spectral were measured. • CW laser operations at 1.06 μm of Nd:Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} were demonstrated for the first time. - Abstract: A novel disordered laser crystal Nd:Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} is characterized including its crystal growth, structure, thermal properties, inhomogeneously broadened spectra, and laser performance, which result that this crystal should be a promising gain material for the high-power ultrashort pulsed neodymium laser. The complete set of anisotropic thermal properties were systematically studied for the first time. It has been found that all the thermal conductivities along the three crystallographic directions increase with temperature, indicating a glass-like behavior. Polarized absorption and fluorescence spectra of Nd:Sr{sub 3}La{sub 2}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} crystal were measured at 298.15 K and 77.2 K, respectively. The results show that both the absorption and the emission spectra of Nd{sup 3+} have been inhomogeneously broadened, and thus it is very promising to be used in laser systems to produce femtosecond pulses. CW laser operations at 1.06 μm along the b-cut and c-cut directions have been demonstrated for the first time. A maximum power of 533 mW with an optical conversion efficiency of 5.5% and slope efficiency of 6.4% was

  19. Physics of electrons in solids: Volume 1 - Solid state physics, band structure, superconductivity and magnetism; Volume 2 - Solid state physics, exercises and problems with keys; Physique des electrons dans les solides: Tome 1, structure de bandes, supraconductivite et magnetisme. Physique des electrons dans les solides: Tome 2, recueil d'exercices et de problemes

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    Alloul, H. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Lab. de Physique des Solides

    2007-07-01

    The diversity of the macroscopic properties of solids like magnetism or superconductivity stems from the quantum states of electrons. Today only the experimental approach reveals the spectacular effects of these properties but basic concepts of quantum mechanics and of statistical physics are necessary to give an account of the link between the microscopic scale and the macroscopic world. The simple approach involving independent electrons gives a description of the electronic structure as energy bands that explains the existence of metals, isolators and semi-conductors. Magnetism and superconductivity can be understood only by taking into account the existence of correlations between the electrons in the solids. The first tome presents the formalism of quantum mechanics applied to the system formed by nuclei and the electrons in solids. Different issues like electronic structures in solids, electron transport, the microscopic origin of superconductivity, the magnetism of isolators, the dynamics of spin and magnetic resonance are explained. The second volume can be divided into 2 parts, the first part giving the keys of the questions arisen in the first volume while the second part propose a series of problems (with keys). These problems illustrate the topics presented in the first volume and deal with issues like optical properties of solids, electron bands, Peierls transition, phonons in solids, isolator-metal transition, cyclotron resonance, superconductivity of NbSe{sub 2}, electronic properties of La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4}, or the magnetism of thin films. (A.C.)

  20. Stripe correlations in La{sub 1.875}Ba{sub 0.125}CuO{sub 4}

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    Fujita, M.; Goka, H.; Tranquada, J.M.; Yamada, K

    2004-08-01

    We have performed neutron scattering measurements on the single crystal of La{sub 1.875}Ba{sub 0.125}CuO{sub 4} in order to study the melting sequence of stripe correlations. Low-energy incommensurate spin fluctuations clearly are observed around ({pi},{pi}) at low temperatures and remain even above the stripe ordering temperature of 50 K. However, the peak intensity dramatically degrades toward the structural transition temperature between low-temperature tetragonal and low-temperature orthorhombic phases, T{sub d2}, of 60 K. No well-defined signal was observed above T{sub d2}. These results suggest that the charge fluctuations, which are closely related with the crystal structure, modify the magnetic correlations as expected from the stripe model.

  1. Superconducting integrated submillimeter receiver for TELIS

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    Koshelets, Valery P.; Ermakov, Andrey B.; Filippenko, Lyudmila V.; Khudchenko, Andrey V.; Kiselev, Oleg S.; Sobolev, Alexander S.; Torgashin, Mikhail Yu.; Yagoubov, Pavel A.; Hoogeveen, Ruud W. M.; Wild, Wolfgang

    2007-01-01

    In this report an overview of the results on the development of a single-chip superconducting integrated receiver for the Terahertz Limb Sounder (TELIS) balloon project intended to measure a variety of stratosphere trace gases is presented. The Superconducting Integrated Receiver (SIR) comprises in

  2. Insulation systems for superconducting transmission cables

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    Tønnesen, Ole

    1996-01-01

    the electrical insulation is placed outside both the superconducting tube and the cryostat. The superconducting tube is cooled by liquid nitrogen which is pumped through the hollow part of the tube.2) The cryogenic dielectric design, where the electrical insulation is placed inside the cryostat and thus is kept...

  3. 17th International Conference on RF Superconductivity

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    2015-01-01

    RF superconductivity is the key technology of accelerators for particle physics, nuclear physics and light sources. SRF 2015 covered the latest advances in the science, technology, and applications of superconducting RF. There was also an industrial exhibit during the conference with the key vendors in the community available to discuss their capabilities and products.

  4. Superconducting magnets. Citations from NTIS data base

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    Reimherr, G. W.

    1980-10-01

    The cited reports discuss research on materials studies, theory, design and applications of superconducting magnets. Examples of applications include particle accelerators, MHD power generation, superconducting generators, nuclear fusion research devices, energy storage systems, and magnetic levitation. This updated bibliography contains 218 citations, 88 of which are new entries to the previous edition.

  5. Superconducting Materials, Magnets and Electric Power Applications

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    Crabtree, George

    2011-03-01

    The surprising discovery of superconductivity a century ago launched a chain of convention-shattering innovations and discoveries in superconducting materials and applications that continues to this day. The range of large-scale applications grows with new materials discoveries - low temperature NbTi and Nb3 Sn for liquid helium cooled superconducting magnets, intermediate temperature MgB2 for inexpensive cryocooled applications including MRI magnets, and high temperature YBCO and BSSCO for high current applications cooled with inexpensive liquid nitrogen. Applications based on YBCO address critical emerging challenges for the electricity grid, including high capacity superconducting cables to distribute power in urban areas; transmission of renewable electricity over long distances from source to load; high capacity DC interconnections among the three US grids; fast, self-healing fault current limiters to increase reliability; low-weight, high capacity generators enabling off-shore wind turbines; and superconducting magnetic energy storage for smoothing the variability of renewable sources. In addition to these grid applications, coated conductors based on YBCO deposited on strong Hastelloy substrates enable a new generation of all superconducting high field magnets capable of producing fields above 30 T, approximately 50% higher than the existing all superconducting limit based on Nb3 Sn . The high fields, low power cost and the quiet electromagnetic and mechanical operation of such magnets could change the character of high field basic research on materials, enable a new generation of high-energy colliding beam experiments and extend the reach of high density superconducting magnetic energy storage.

  6. Superconducting chip receivers for imaging application

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    Shitov, SV; Koshelets, VP; Ermakov, AB; Filippenko, LV; Baryshev, AM; Luinge, W; Gao, [No Value

    1999-01-01

    Experimental details of a unique superconducting imaging array receiver are discussed. Each pixel contains an internally pumped receiver chip mounted on the back of the elliptical microwave lens. Each chip comprises a quasi-optical SIS mixer integrated with a superconducting flux-flow oscillator (FF

  7. Diagram of a LEP superconducting cavity

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    1991-01-01

    This diagram gives a schematic representation of the superconducting radio-frequency cavities at LEP. Liquid helium is used to cool the cavity to 4.5 degrees above absolute zero so that very high electric fields can be produced, increasing the operating energy of the accelerator. Superconducting cavities were used only in the LEP-2 phase of the accelerator, from 1996 to 2000.

  8. 17th International Conference on RF Superconductivity

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    Laxdal, Robert E.; Schaa, Volker R.W.

    2015-01-01

    RF superconductivity is the key technology of accelerators for particle physics, nuclear physics and light sources. SRF 2015 covered the latest advances in the science, technology, and applications of superconducting RF. There was also an industrial exhibit during the conference with the key vendors in the community available to discuss their capabilities and products.

  9. Josephson plasma resonance in superconducting multilayers

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    Pedersen, Niels Falsig; Sakai, S

    1998-01-01

    We derive an analytical solution for the Josephson plasma resonance of superconducting multilayers. This analytical solution is derived mainly for low-T-c systems with magnetic coupling between the superconducting layers. but many features of our results are more general, and thus an application...

  10. Research progresses shed light on superconductivity mechanism

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    2008-01-01

    @@ The spring of 2008 saw substantial breakthroughs in superconductivity research. Four groups of physicists, one after another, achieved remarkable progresses in the study of iron-based materials after the breakthrough made by H. Hosono's group in Japan, providing renewed insights into the fundamental mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity (HTSC), a perplexing enigma on the frontier of condensed matter physics.

  11. Josephson plasma resonance in superconducting multilayers

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    Pedersen, Niels Falsig

    1999-01-01

    We derive an analytical solution for the josephson plasma resonance of superconducting multilayers. This analytical solution is derived mainly for low T-c systems with magnetic coupling between the superconducting layers, but many features of our results are more general, and thus an application...

  12. Interfacing superconducting qubits and single optical photons

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    Das, Sumanta; Faez, Sanli; Sørensen, Anders S.

    2016-01-01

    We propose an efficient light-matter interface at optical frequencies between a superconducting qubit and a single photon. The desired interface is based on a hybrid architecture composed of an organic molecule embedded inside an optical waveguide and electrically coupled to a superconducting qubit

  13. Interaction between ionic lattices and superconducting condensates

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    2007-01-01

    The interaction of the ionic lattice with the superconducting condensate is treated in terms of the electrostatic force in superconductors. It is shown that this force is similar but not identical to the force suggested by the volume difference of the normal and superconducting states. The BCS theory shows larger deviations than the two-fluid model.

  14. The electronic structure of La{sub 0.66}Ca{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 1.2}Sr{sub 1.8}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7} studied by angle resolved photoemission

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    Liu, Rong [Department of Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Tonjes, W. C. [Department of Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Olson, C. G. [Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States); Joyce, J. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Arko, A. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Neumeier, J. J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Mitchell, J. F. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Zheng, H. [Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2000-07-15

    We report angle resolved photoemission studies of La{sub 0.66}Ca{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 1.2}Sr{sub 1.8}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7} using single crystal samples. The Mn 3p-3d resonance photoemission data of La{sub 0.66}Ca{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} show that the states at 2.5 eV binding energy have predominantly Mn 3d character, qualitatively consistent with the predictions of local spin density approximation calculations except for a 1 eV shift toward higher binding energy. Band dispersions are observed in the normal emission data. The spectra of La{sub 1.2}Sr{sub 1.8}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7} show well defined features and strong matrix element effects, indicating excellent surface quality. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

  15. Fe–0.4 wt.%C–6.5 wt.%Cr hardfacing coating: Microstructures and wear resistance with La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additive

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    Hou, Xiaoru [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Zhao, Bin [Jiangsu Xuzhou Construction Machinery Research Institute, Xuzhou 221004 (China); Yang, Jian; Xing, Xiaolei; Zhou, Yefei; Yang, Yulin [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Yang, Qingxiang, E-mail: qxyang@ysu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China)

    2014-10-30

    Highlights: • Fe–0.4 wt.%C–6.5 wt.%Cr hardfacing coatings with different La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additives were developed. • The grain size of the hardfacing coating decreases with the increase of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additives. • The unidirectional wear resistance of the hardfacing coating is increased with the increase of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additives. • The friction coefficient is decreased and the reciprocating wear resistance is increased with the increase of the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additives. - Abstract: Flux-cored wires with different La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additives were developed. The microstructures of the hardfacing coatings were observed by optical microscopy (OM) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). The phase structures were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The hardness, wear resistance and friction coefficient of the hardfacing coatings were measured by Rockwell hardness tester, unilateral abrasive belt wear testing machine and CETR reciprocating wear testing machine, respectively. At last, the worn morphologies of the hardfacing coatings were observed by FESEM. The results indicate that, the microstructures of the hardfacing coatings consist of needle-like martensite, high alloy matensite and retained austenite. With the increase of La{sub 2}O{sub 3} additive, the high alloy matensite dissolves in the matrix gradually and the amount of retained austenite is not changed basically after it is increased firstly. When La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition is 0.70 wt.%, the grain size of the hardfacing coating is the smallest, which is 18 μm and the average hardness is the highest. Unidirectional abrasive belt wear test shows that the high alloy martensite can be as wear-resistance phase during the wear process of the hardfacing coatings. When the La{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition is 0.35 wt.%, the unidirectional wear resistance of the hardfacing coating is the highest. Reciprocating wear test shows that with the increase of the La{sub 2}O

  16. Structural and electrochemical properties of La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} powder as an electrode material for supercapacitor

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    Wang, X.W., E-mail: xwwang2000@163.com; Zhu, Q.Q.; Wang, X.E.; Zhang, H.C.; Zhang, J.J.; Wang, L.F.

    2016-08-05

    In this study, La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} powder was reported as an electrode material for supercapacitor. Perovskite structural of La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} was successfully prepared by the sol–gel method. LaMnO{sub 3} was also synthesized by the same preparation method in order to compare with the La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3}. The structure and morphology of the samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results indicated that La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} and LaMnO{sub 3} showed sphere morphology. Electrochemical properties were characterized by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge/discharge measurements, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The results suggested that the specific capacitance of the La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} and LaMnO{sub 3} electrodes reached as high as 198 F/g and 187 F/g at the current density of 0.5 A/g, and that the La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} shows a lower intrinsic resistance. - Highlights: • La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} with loose sphere morphology was prepared by a sol–gel method. • La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} shows better electrochemical properties than LaMnO{sub 3}. • Specific capacitance for La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} is 198 F/g, higher than LaMnO{sub 3}. • Internal resistance for La{sub 0.85}Sr{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} is 0.4 Ω, 1/3 times of that for LaMnO{sub 3}.

  17. Superconductivity in compensated and uncompensated semiconductors.

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    Yanase, Youichi; Yorozu, Naoyuki

    2008-12-01

    We investigate the localization and superconductivity in heavily doped semiconductors. The crossover from the superconductivity in the host band to that in the impurity band is described on the basis of the disordered three-dimensional attractive Hubbard model for binary alloys. The microscopic inhomogeneity and the thermal superconducting fluctuation are taken into account using the self-consistent 1-loop order theory. The superconductor-insulator transition accompanies the crossover from the host band to the impurity band. We point out an enhancement of the critical temperature Tc around the crossover. Further localization of electron wave functions leads to the localization of Cooper pairs and induces the pseudogap. We find that both the doping compensation by additional donors and the carrier increase by additional acceptors suppress the superconductivity. A theoretical interpretation is proposed for the superconductivity in the boron-doped diamond, SiC, and Si.

  18. Superconductivity in compensated and uncompensated semiconductors

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    Youichi Yanase and Naoyuki Yorozu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the localization and superconductivity in heavily doped semiconductors. The crossover from the superconductivity in the host band to that in the impurity band is described on the basis of the disordered three-dimensional attractive Hubbard model for binary alloys. The microscopic inhomogeneity and the thermal superconducting fluctuation are taken into account using the self-consistent 1-loop order theory. The superconductor-insulator transition accompanies the crossover from the host band to the impurity band. We point out an enhancement of the critical temperature Tc around the crossover. Further localization of electron wave functions leads to the localization of Cooper pairs and induces the pseudogap. We find that both the doping compensation by additional donors and the carrier increase by additional acceptors suppress the superconductivity. A theoretical interpretation is proposed for the superconductivity in the boron-doped diamond, SiC, and Si.

  19. Method for producing substrates for superconducting layers

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    2013-01-01

    There is provided a method for producing a substrate (600) suitable for supporting an elongated superconducting element, wherein, e.g., a deformation process is utilized in order to form disruptive strips in a layered solid element, and where etching is used to form undercut volumes (330, 332......) between an upper layer (316) and a lower layer (303) of the layered solid element. Such relatively simple steps enable providing a substrate which may be turned into a superconducting structure, such as a superconducting tape, having reduced AC losses, since the undercut volumes (330, 332) may be useful...... for separating layers of material. In a further embodiment, there is placed a superconducting layer on top of the upper layer (316) and/or lower layer (303), so as to provide a superconducting structure with reduced AC losses....

  20. Superconducting Radio Frequency Technology: An Overview

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    Peter Kneisel

    2003-06-01

    Superconducting RF cavities are becoming more often the choice for larger scale particle accelerator projects such as linear colliders, energy recovery linacs, free electron lasers or storage rings. Among the many advantages compared to normal conducting copper structures, the superconducting devices dissipate less rf power, permit higher accelerating gradients in CW operation and provide better quality particle beams. In most cases these accelerating cavities are fabricated from high purity bulk niobium, which has superior superconducting properties such as critical temperature and critical magnetic field when compared to other superconducting materials. Research during the last decade has shown, that the metallurgical properties--purity, grain structure, mechanical properties and oxidation behavior--have significant influence on the performance of these accelerating devices. This contribution attempts to give a short overview of the superconducting RF technology with emphasis on the importance of the material properties of the high purity niobium.

  1. STRIPES AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN CUPRATE SUPERCONDUCTORS

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    TRANQUADA, J.M.

    2005-08-22

    One type of order that has been observed to compete with superconductivity in cuprates involves alternating charge and antiferromagnetic stripes. Recent neutron scattering studies indicate that the magnetic excitation spectrum of a stripe-ordered sample is very similar to that observed in superconducting samples. In fact, it now appears that there may be a universal magnetic spectrum for the cuprates. One likely implication of this universal spectrum is that stripes of a dynamic form are present in the superconducting samples. On cooling through the superconducting transition temperature, a gap opens in the magnetic spectrum, and the weight lost at low energy piles up above the gap; the transition temperature is correlated with the size of the spin gap. Depending on the magnitude of the spin gap with respect to the magnetic spectrum, the enhanced magnetic scattering at low temperature can be either commensurate or incommensurate. Connections between stripe correlations and superconductivity are discussed.

  2. Stripes and superconductivity in cuprate superconductors

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    Tranquada, J. M.

    2005-08-01

    One type of order that has been observed to compete with superconductivity in cuprates involves alternating charge and antiferromagnetic stripes. Recent neutron scattering studies indicate that the magnetic excitation spectrum of a stripe-ordered sample is very similar to that observed in superconducting samples. In fact, it now appears that there may be a universal magnetic spectrum for the cuprates. One likely implication of this universal spectrum is that stripes of a dynamic form are present in the superconducting samples. On cooling through the superconducting transition temperature, a gap opens in the magnetic spectrum, and the weight lost at low energy piles up above the gap; the transition temperature is correlated with the size of the spin gap. Depending on the magnitude of the spin gap with respect to the magnetic spectrum, the enhanced magnetic scattering at low temperature can be either commensurate or incommensurate. Connections between stripe correlations and superconductivity are discussed.

  3. Free-standing oxide superconducting articles

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    Wu, Xin D.; Muenchausen, Ross E.

    1993-01-01

    A substrate-free, free-standing epitaxially oriented superconductive film including a layer of a template material and a layer of a ceramic superconducting material is provided together with a method of making such a substrate-free ceramic superconductive film by coating an etchable material with a template layer, coating the template layer with a layer of a ceramic superconductive material, coating the layer of ceramic superconductive material with a protective material, removing the etchable material by an appropriate means so that the etchable material is separated from a composite structure including the template lay This invention is the result of a contract with the Department of Energy (Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36).

  4. Development of Superconducting Wind Turbine Generators

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    Jensen, Bogi Bech; Mijatovic, Nenad; Abrahamsen, Asger Bech

    2012-01-01

    (HTS); and one is a fully superconducting generator based on MgB2. It is concluded that there is large commercial interest in superconducting machines, with an increasing patenting activity. Such generators are however not without their challenges. The superconductors have to be cooled down......In this paper the commercial activities in the field of superconducting machines, particularly superconducting wind turbine generators, are reviewed and presented. Superconducting generators have the potential to provide a compact and light weight drive train at high torques and slow rotational...... to somewhere between 4K and 50K, depending on what type of superconductor is employed, which poses a significant challenge both from a construction and operation point of view. The high temperature superconductors can facilitate a higher operation temperature and simplified cooling, but the current price...

  5. Stability of superconducting La Sr cuprate in hydrothermal NaF solutions at elevated temperatures and pressures

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    Korytkova, E.N.; Nesterchuk, N.I.; Pivovarova, L.N. [and others

    1992-04-20

    The successful application of hydrothermal treatment for raising the stability of the superconducting (SC) oxide of the composition La{sub 1.8}Sr{sub 0.2}CuO{sub 4-{delta}} (LSCO), demonstrated earlier, stimulates further development of studies in this field. Selection of chemical reagents the action of which on the crystal structure of the oxide strengthens it is most significant. The literature contains information on the stabilizing action of fluoride ions on the structure of HTSC compounds inserted in oxygen positions of crystal lattices during annealing of Sc cuprates in gaseous NF{sub 3}, NH{sub 4}F, NH{sub 5}F{sub 2}. The possibility of replacing oxygen ions by fluoride ions exists owing to the same electron configuration of their external layers and almost the same ionic radii. Since their electronegativities and degrees of oxidation are different, it may be inferred that even partial replacement of oxygen by fluorine would have a significant influence on the state of the structure of the SC oxide and possibly on the SC properties. In the light of this, hydrothermal treatment of SC oxide with solutions of fluorides, and in particular with NaF solution at an elevated temperature and especially at a high pressure, i.e., under conditions favorable for insertion of fluoride ions into the crystal structure of the cuprate, seemed to be appropriate. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  6. Quantum Memristors with Superconducting Circuits

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    Salmilehto, J.; Deppe, F.; di Ventra, M.; Sanz, M.; Solano, E.

    2017-02-01

    Memristors are resistive elements retaining information of their past dynamics. They have garnered substantial interest due to their potential for representing a paradigm change in electronics, information processing and unconventional computing. Given the advent of quantum technologies, a design for a quantum memristor with superconducting circuits may be envisaged. Along these lines, we introduce such a quantum device whose memristive behavior arises from quasiparticle-induced tunneling when supercurrents are cancelled. For realistic parameters, we find that the relevant hysteretic behavior may be observed using current state-of-the-art measurements of the phase-driven tunneling current. Finally, we develop suitable methods to quantify memory retention in the system.

  7. Superconductivity in Metals and Alloys

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    1963-02-01

    sintered material (Reed, Gatos , LaFleur, and Roddy, 1962). It has great importance for any materials work, since generalizations based only on stoichio...1961),Phys. Rev. Letters 6, 597. Goodman, B. B., (1962) IBM J. Research and Development 6, 63. Gor’kov, L. P., (1960), Soy . Phys. JETP 10, 998...34Superconductivity in Metals and Alloys-Technical Documentary Report No. ASD-TDR-62-269, Contract No. AF 33(616)-640 5. Reed, T. B., Gatos , H. C., LaFleur, W. j

  8. The crystallography of color superconductivity

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    Bowers, J A; Bowers, Jeffrey A.; Rajagopal, Krishna

    2003-01-01

    We describe the crystalline phase of color superconducting quark matter. This phase may occur in quark matter at densities relevant for compact star physics, with possible implications for glitch phenomena in pulsars. We use a Ginzburg-Landau approach to determine that the crystal has a face-centered-cubic (FCC) structure. Moreover, our results indicate that the phase is robust, with gaps, critical temperature, and free energy comparable to those of the color-flavor-locked (CFL) phase. Our calculations also predict ``crystalline superfluidity'' in ultracold gases of fermionic atoms.

  9. Superconductivity, antiferromagnetism, and neutron scattering

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    Tranquada, John M.; Xu, Guangyong; Zaliznyak, Igor A.

    2014-01-01

    High-temperature superconductivity in both the copper-oxide and the iron-pnictide/chalcogenide systems occurs in close proximity to antiferromagnetically ordered states. Neutron scattering has been an essential technique for characterizing the spin correlations in the antiferromagnetic phases and for demonstrating how the spin fluctuations persist in the superconductors. While the nature of the spin correlations in the superconductors remains controversial, the neutron scattering measurements of magnetic excitations over broad ranges of energy and momentum transfers provide important constraints on the theoretical options. We present an overview of the neutron scattering work on high-temperature superconductors and discuss some of the outstanding issues.

  10. Superconductivity a very short introduction

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    Blundell, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, this Very Short Introduction explains in accessible terms the theories that have been developed, and how they have influenced other areas of science, including the Higgs boson of particle physics and ideas about the early Universe. It is an engaging and informative accountof a fascinating scientific detective story, and an intelligible insight into some deep and beautiful ideas of physics

  11. Quantum Memristors with Superconducting Circuits

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    Salmilehto, J.; Deppe, F.; Di Ventra, M.; Sanz, M.; Solano, E.

    2017-01-01

    Memristors are resistive elements retaining information of their past dynamics. They have garnered substantial interest due to their potential for representing a paradigm change in electronics, information processing and unconventional computing. Given the advent of quantum technologies, a design for a quantum memristor with superconducting circuits may be envisaged. Along these lines, we introduce such a quantum device whose memristive behavior arises from quasiparticle-induced tunneling when supercurrents are cancelled. For realistic parameters, we find that the relevant hysteretic behavior may be observed using current state-of-the-art measurements of the phase-driven tunneling current. Finally, we develop suitable methods to quantify memory retention in the system. PMID:28195193

  12. Superconductive Signal-Processing Circuits

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    1994-08-01

    September 1991. 13. P. H. Xiao, E. Charbon , A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, T. Van Duzer,and S.W. Whiteley, "INDEX: An inductance extractor for superconducting...wideband analog-to-digital to a useful binary representation. In order to achieve an N-bit converter reported earlier [1]. The original design has been...rises, the SQUID Parameter Original Modified switches to the voltage state, and the output goes high. Ic(J1) 337 367 I tA S gaicGate: The comparator

  13. Fermionic models with superconducting circuits

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    Las Heras, Urtzi; Garcia-Alvarez, Laura; Mezzacapo, Antonio; Lamata, Lucas [University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Department of Physical Chemistry, Bilbao (Spain); Solano, Enrique [University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Department of Physical Chemistry, Bilbao (Spain); IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao (Spain)

    2015-12-01

    We propose a method for the efficient quantum simulation of fermionic systems with superconducting circuits. It consists in the suitable use of Jordan-Wigner mapping, Trotter decomposition, and multiqubit gates, be with the use of a quantum bus or direct capacitive couplings. We apply our method to the paradigmatic cases of 1D and 2D Fermi-Hubbard models, involving couplings with nearest and next-nearest neighbours. Furthermore, we propose an optimal architecture for this model and discuss the benchmarking of the simulations in realistic circuit quantum electrodynamics setups. (orig.)

  14. Terahertz superconducting plasmonic hole array

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    Tian, Zhen; Han, Jiaguang; Gu, Jianqiang; Xing, Qirong; Zhang, Weili

    2010-01-01

    We demonstrate thermally tunable superconductor hole array with active control over their resonant transmission induced by surface plasmon polaritons . The array was lithographically fabricated on high temperature YBCO superconductor and characterized by terahertz-time domain spectroscopy. We observe a clear transition from the virtual excitation of the surface plasmon mode to the real surface plasmon mode. The highly tunable superconducting plasmonic hole arrays may have promising applications in the design of low-loss, large dynamic range amplitude modulation, and surface plasmon based terahertz devices.

  15. La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 2} and La{sub 5}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 4}Cl{sub 2}. Synthesis, structure and {sup 31}P solid state NMR spectroscopy

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    Bartsch, Timo; Eul, Matthias; Poettgen, Rainer [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie; Benndorf, Christopher; Eckert, Hellmut [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Physikalische Chemie; Sao Paulo Univ., Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Inst. of Physics

    2016-04-01

    The phosphide oxides La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 2} and La{sub 5}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 4}Cl{sub 2} were synthesized from lanthanum, copper(I) oxide, red phosphorus, and lanthanum(III) chloride through a ceramic technique. Single crystals can be grown in a NaCl/KCl flux. Both structures were refined from single crystal X-ray diffractometer data: I4/mmm, a = 403.89(4), c = 2681.7(3) pm, wR2 = 0.0660, 269 F{sup 2} values, 19 variables for La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 2} and a = 407.52(5), c = 4056.8(7) pm, wR2 = 0.0905, 426 F{sup 2} values, 27 variables for La{sub 5}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 4}Cl{sub 2}. Refinement of the occupancy parameters revealed full occupancy for the oxygen sites in both compounds. The structures are composed of cationic (La{sub 2}O{sub 2}){sup 2+} layers and covalently bonded (Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}){sup 5-} polyanionic layers with metallic characteristics, and an additional La{sup 3+} between two adjacent (Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}){sup 5-} layers. The structure of La{sub 5}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 4}Cl{sub 2} comprises two additional LaOCl slabs per unit cell. Temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility studies revealed Pauli paramagnetism. The phosphide substructure of La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}P{sub 4}O{sub 2} was studied by {sup 31}P solid state NMR spectroscopy. By using a suitable dipolar re-coupling approach the two distinct resonances belonging to the P{sub 2}{sup 4-} and the P{sup 3-} units could be identified.

  16. Transverse thermoelectric effect in La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3}|SrRuO{sub 3} superlattices

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    Shiomi, Y. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Handa, Y.; Kikkawa, T. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Saitoh, E. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo 102-0076 (Japan); Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai 319-1195 (Japan)

    2015-06-08

    Transverse thermoelectric effects in response to an out-of-plane heat current have been studied in an external magnetic field for ferromagnetic superlattices consisting of La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} and SrRuO{sub 3} layers. The superlattices were fabricated on SrTiO{sub 3} substrates by pulsed laser deposition. We found that the sign of the transverse thermoelectric voltage for the superlattices is opposite to that for La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} and SrRuO{sub 3} single layers at 200 K, implying an important role of spin Seebeck effects inside the superlattices. At 10 K, the magnetothermoelectric curves shift from the zero field due to an antiferromagnetic coupling between layers in the superlattices.

  17. Temperature evolution of the magnetic excitations in charge ordered La{sub 5/3}Sr{sub 1/3}NiO{sub 4}

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    Freeman, P G; Enderle, M [Institut Laue-Langevin, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Boothroyd, A T; Ewings, R A; Prabhakaran, D [Department of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3PU (United Kingdom); Huecker, M; Tranquada, J M [Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)], E-mail: freeman@ill.fr

    2008-03-12

    Polarized- and unpolarized-neutron scattering was used to study the temperature evolution of the magnetic excitations of charge ordered La{sub 5/3}Sr{sub 1/3}NiO{sub 4}. We studied two features in detail: (i) the resonance-like scattering at 27 meV in the quasi-two-dimensional magnetic excitations from the ordered Ni{sup 2+} (S = 1) spins, and (ii) the diffuse scattering associated with quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnetic correlations along the stripes. Although both these features persist up to at least {approx}125 K, their temperature dependences are found to be quite different. We argue from the results that the resonance-like feature observed in La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x{approx}1/3) is not caused by a coupling between the spin dynamics of the two magnetic sub-systems.

  18. Magnetic anisotropy of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} nanopowders

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    Radelytskyi, I., E-mail: radel@ifpan.edu.pl [Institute of Physics, PAS, 02-668 Warsaw, Al. Lotników 32/46 (Poland); Dłużewski, P. [Institute of Physics, PAS, 02-668 Warsaw, Al. Lotników 32/46 (Poland); Dyakonov, V. [Institute of Physics, PAS, 02-668 Warsaw, Al. Lotników 32/46 (Poland); A.A. Galkin Donetsk Physico-Technical Institute, NASU, 83114 Donetsk, R. Luxembourg Street 72 (Ukraine); Aleshkevych, P.; Kowalski, W.; Jarocki, P.; Szymczak, H. [Institute of Physics, PAS, 02-668 Warsaw, Al. Lotników 32/46 (Poland)

    2013-06-15

    The magnetic anisotropy of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} nanopowders was measured as a function of temperature by the modified singular point detection technique. In this method singularities indicating the anisotropy field were determined analyzing ac susceptibility data. The observed relationship between temperature dependence of anisotropy constant and temperature dependence of magnetization was used to deduce the origin of magnetic anisotropy in the nanopowders. It was shown that magnetic anisotropy of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} nanopowder is determined by the two-ion (dipolar or pseudodipolar) and single-ion mechanisms. Highlights: ► TEM observations did not reveal core-shell particles. ► Magnetic anisotropy of nanoparticles was measured using a singular point detection technique. ► Magnetic measurement indicated on core-shell magnetic structure particles.

  19. Structurally induced magnetization in a La>2/3Sr4/3MnO4 superlattice

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    Shah, Amish B. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Nelson-Cheeseman, Brittany B. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Subramanian, Ganesh [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States); Bhattacharya, Anand [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Spence, John C.H. [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)

    2012-03-16

    A structural transition has been observed in a digital superlattice of La>2/3Sr4/3MnO4, which is correlated to a magnetization enhancement upon cooling the sample. The artificial superlattices were grown layer-by-layer using ozone-assisted molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Electron diffraction experiments show a phase transition below 150K in nanopatches of the superlattice, which coincides with an enhanced magnetization starting below 110K. Furthermore, atomic scale electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) shows changes in the Mn L2,3 and O K edges, which are related to valence, strain, and the atomic coordination within nanopatches. Atomic resolution image and EELS showing variations of oxygen and lanthanum signature edges in a La>2/3Sr4/3MnO4 supperlattice.

  20. Microwave properties of La{sub 0.8}Ag{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} nanoparticles

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    Rostamnejadi, Ali [Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Electroceram Research Center, Shahin Shahr, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2016-11-15

    In this research, single-phase nanoparticles of La{sub 0.8}Ag{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} with mean particle size of 15 nm have been synthesized by sol-gel method. The microwave properties of La{sub 0.8}Ag{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3}/paraffin nanocomposite are studied by measuring the complex permittivity and permeability in the frequency range of 1-18 GHz. The composite shows both reflection and absorption electromagnetic shielding effectiveness with maximum total value of 36 dB, which is suitable for defense and microwave radiation shielding applications at high temperatures. The electromagnetic absorption properties are described in terms of dielectric relaxation processes. (orig.)

  1. Continuous reactions in supercritical water: a new route to La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} with a high surface area and enhanced oxygen mobility

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    Galkin, A.A.; Kostyuk, B.G.; Lunin, V.V. [Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation). Physical Chemistry Dept.; Poliakoff, M. [Nottingham Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Chemistry

    2000-08-04

    A heterogeneous catalyst prepared in water is, clearly, a cleaner one that leads to cleaner syntheses. La{sub 2}CuO{sub 4} formed in superciritical water is produced more quickly, has a higher surface area, and a greater activity towards CO oxidation than the corresponding materials prepared by 'traditional' ceramic synthesis. The method could feasibly be scaled up or applied to other solid-state products. (orig.)

  2. Spin excitations in stripe-ordered La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x=0.275 and ((1)/(3)))

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    Boothroyd, A.T. E-mail: a.boothroyd1@physics.ox.ac.uk; Freeman, P.G.; Prabhakaran, D.; Woo, H.; Nakajima, K.; Tranquada, J.M.; Yamada, K.; Frost, C.D

    2004-05-01

    We report neutron scattering measurements of the spectrum of magnetic excitations in the stripe-ordered phase of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x=0.275 and ((1)/(3))). The propagating spin excitations follow a similar dispersion relation for the two compositions, but the line widths are broader for x=0.275 than for ((1)/(3))

  3. Magnetic resonance in the layered manganite La{sub 1.2}Sr{sub 1.8}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7}.

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    Bhagat, S. M.; Lofland, S. E.; Mitchell, J. F.; Materials Science Division; Univ. of Maryland

    1999-08-16

    We present electron spin resonance measurements on single crystals of La{sub 1.2}Sr{sub 1.8}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7}. A well-resolved multiline spectrum is observed. There is one paramagnetic resonance line for temperatures above the ordering temperatures. The other lines turn out to arise from a small (<0.1%) volume fraction of intergrowths.

  4. The effect of Ca-substitution in La-site on the magnetic properties of La{sub 2}CoMnO{sub 6}

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    Li, Qiu-hang; Li, Na; Hu, Jian-zhong; Han, Qi; Ma, Qing-shan; Ge, Lei; Xiao, Biao; Xu, Ming-xiang, E-mail: mxxu@seu.edu.cn [Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of MEMS of the Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China)

    2014-07-21

    Double perovskite La{sub 2-x}Ca{sub x}CoMnO{sub 6} (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5) ceramics samples were synthesized by the standard solid-state reaction method. The crystal structures have been confirmed to be monoclinic perovskite structure with space group of P2{sub 1}/n at room temperature by the powder x-ray diffraction (Cu-Kα). The grains of the samples are relatively dense and distribute in random directions from the scanning electron microscope patterns. Holes are doped into La{sub 2}CoMnO{sub 6} with the substitution of the Ca{sup 2+} ions in La-site, and further lead to the valences of Mn ions and Co ions transforming from Mn{sup 4+} and Co{sup 2+} to Mn{sup 3+} and Co{sup 3+}, respectively. Ferromagnetic coupling of Mn{sup 4+}-O{sup 2–}-Co{sup 2+} and antiferromagnetic coupling of Mn{sup 3+}-O{sup 2–}-Co{sup 3+} are coexistent in La{sub 2-x}Ca{sub x}CoMnO{sub 6} system, which correspond to two transitions existed in field-cooling magnetization versus temperature curves. Curie temperature of La{sub 2-x}Ca{sub x}CoMnO{sub 6} system decreases with the increasing of Ca-substitution amount. The coexistence of different magnetic phases leads to the exchange bias effect.

  5. Nonlinear elastic properties of La{sub 1.8}Sr{sub 0.2}CuO{sub 4} under pressure

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    Jayachandran, K.P. [IDMEC - Centre for Mechanical Design, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal)]. E-mail: jaya@dem.ist.utl.pt; Menon, C.S. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 686 560 (India)

    2007-04-15

    The effect of pressure on the elastic constants of high temperature superconductor La{sub 1.8}Sr{sub 0.2}CuO{sub 4} (LSCO) has been studied theoretically using finite strain elasticity theory. The pressure derivatives of the second-order elastic constants of La{sub 1.8}Sr{sub 0.2}CuO{sub 4} are calculated from the knowledge of its second- and third-order elastic constants. The strain energy density {phi} is estimated by taking into account the interactions of nine nearest neighbors of each atom in the unit cell of La{sub 1.8}Sr{sub 0.2}CuO{sub 4}. The energy density {phi} thus obtained is compared with the strain-dependent lattice energy derived from continuum model approximation. The expressions for the effective second-order elastic constants of LSCO system have been derived in its strained state in terms of the natural state second- and third-order elastic constants. These expressions are employed to obtain the pressure derivatives of the effective second-order elastic constants. The results that the larger pressure derivative (dC {sub 33}/dp) along c-axis direction than that along ab-plane, i.e. (dC {sub 11}/dp), corroborates the observation that the layers close-up substantially under hydrostatic pressure while change in interatomic distance in a layer is smaller in La{sub 1.8}Sr{sub 0.2}CuO{sub 4}.

  6. Characterization of superconducting multilayers samples

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    Antoine, C Z; Berry, S; Bouat, S; Jacquot, J F; Villegier, J C; Lamura, G; Gurevich, A

    2009-01-01

    Best RF bulk niobium accelerating cavities have nearly reached their ultimate limits at rf equatorial magnetic field H  200 mT close to the thermodynamic critical field Hc. In 2006 Gurevich proposed to use nanoscale layers of superconducting materials with high values of Hc > HcNb for magnetic shielding of bulk niobium to increase the breakdown magnetic field inside SC RF cavities [1]. Depositing good quality layers inside a whole cavity is rather difficult but we have sputtered high quality samples by applying the technique used for the preparation of superconducting electronics circuits and characterized these samples by X-ray reflectivity, dc resistivity (PPMS) and dc magnetization (SQUID). Dc magnetization curves of a 250 nm thick Nb film have been measured, with and without a magnetron sputtered coating of a single or multiple stack of 15 nm MgO and 25 nm NbN layers. The Nb samples with/without the coating clearly exhibit different behaviors. Because SQUID measurements are influenced by edge an...

  7. Recent developments in superconducting receivers

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    Richards, Paul L.

    1990-09-01

    A description is given of recent work at Berkeley on superconducting mixers and detectors for infrared and millimeter wavelengths. The first report is a review article which summarizes the status of development of superconducting components for infrared and millimeter wave receivers. The next report describes accurate measurements and also theoretical modeling of an SIS quasiparticle waveguide mixer for W-band which uses very high quality Ta junctions. The best mixer noise is only 1.3 times the quantum limit. Both the mixer gain and the noise are in quantitative agreement with the quantum theory. Next, a report is given on measurements and theoretical modeling of the absorptivity (surface resistance) of high quality epitaxial films of the high Tc superconductor YBCO from 750 GHz to 21 THz. Finally, there are reports on the design and experimental performance of two different types of high Tc bolometric detectors. One is a conventional bolometer with a gold-black absorber. The other is an antenna coupled microbolometer.

  8. Superconducting rf development at ATLAS

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    Shepard, K.W.; Kedzie, M.; Clifft, B.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Roy, A.; Potukuchi, P. [Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi (India); Givens, J.; Potter, J.; Crandall, K. [AccSys Technology, Inc., Pleasanton, CA (United States); Added, N. [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil)

    1993-12-31

    The ATLAS superconducting heavy-ion linac began operation in 1978 and has operated nearly continuously since that time, while undergoing a series of upgrades and expansions, the most recent being the ``uranium upgrade`` completed earlier this year and described below. In its present configuration the ATLAS linac consists of an array of 64 resonant cavities operating from 48 to 145 MHz, which match a range of particle velocities .007 < {beta} = v/c < .2. The linac provides approximately 50 MV of effective accelerating potential for ions of q/m > 1/10 over the entire periodic table. Delivered beams include 5 {minus} 7 pnA of {sup 238}U{sup 39+} at 1535 MeV. At present more than 10{sup 6} cavity-hours of operation at surface electric fields of 15 MV/m have been accumulated. Superconducting structure development at ATLAS is aimed at improving the cost/performance of existing low velocity structures both for possible future ATLAS upgrades, and also for heavy-ion linacs at other institutions. An application of particular current interest is to develop structures suitable for accelerating radioactive ion beams. Such structures must accelerate very low charge to mass ratio beams and must also have very large transverse acceptance.

  9. DC superconducting fault current limiter

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    Tixador, P.; Villard, C.; Cointe, Y.

    2006-03-01

    There is a lack of satisfying solutions for fault currents using conventional technologies, especially in DC networks, where a superconducting fault current limiter could play a very important part. DC networks bring a lot of advantages when compared to traditional AC ones, in particular within the context of the liberalization of the electric market. Under normal operation in a DC network, the losses in the superconducting element are nearly zero and only a small, i.e. a low cost, refrigeration system is then required. The absence of zero crossing of a DC fault current favourably accelerates the normal zone propagation. The very high current slope at the time of the short circuit in a DC grid is another favourable parameter. The material used for the experiments is YBCO deposited on Al2O3 as well as YBCO coated conductors. The DC limitation experiments are compared to AC ones at different frequencies (50-2000 Hz). Careful attention is paid to the quench homogenization, which is one of the key issues for an SC FCL. The University of Geneva has proposed constrictions. We have investigated an operating temperature higher than 77 K. As for YBCO bulk, an operation closer to the critical temperature brings a highly improved homogeneity in the electric field development. The material can then absorb large energies without degradation. We present tests at various temperatures. These promising results are to be confirmed over long lengths.

  10. High Temperature Superconducting Underground Cable

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    Farrell, Roger, A.

    2010-02-28

    The purpose of this Project was to design, build, install and demonstrate the technical feasibility of an underground high temperature superconducting (HTS) power cable installed between two utility substations. In the first phase two HTS cables, 320 m and 30 m in length, were constructed using 1st generation BSCCO wire. The two 34.5 kV, 800 Arms, 48 MVA sections were connected together using a superconducting joint in an underground vault. In the second phase the 30 m BSCCO cable was replaced by one constructed with 2nd generation YBCO wire. 2nd generation wire is needed for commercialization because of inherent cost and performance benefits. Primary objectives of the Project were to build and operate an HTS cable system which demonstrates significant progress towards commercial progress and addresses real world utility concerns such as installation, maintenance, reliability and compatibility with the existing grid. Four key technical areas addressed were the HTS cable and terminations (where the cable connects to the grid), cryogenic refrigeration system, underground cable-to-cable joint (needed for replacement of cable sections) and cost-effective 2nd generation HTS wire. This was the world’s first installation and operation of an HTS cable underground, between two utility substations as well as the first to demonstrate a cable-to-cable joint, remote monitoring system and 2nd generation HTS.

  11. Three-flavor color superconductivity

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    Malekzadeh, H.

    2007-12-15

    I investigate some of the inert phases in three-flavor, spin-zero color-superconducting quark matter: the CFL phase (the analogue of the B phase in superfluid {sup 3}He), the A and A{sup *} phases, and the 2SC and sSC phases. I compute the pressure of these phases with and without the neutrality condition. Without the neutrality condition, after the CFL phase the sSC phase is the dominant phase. However, including the neutrality condition, the CFL phase is again the energetically favored phase except for a small region of intermediate densities where the 2SC/A{sup *} phase is favored. It is shown that the 2SC phase is identical to the A{sup *} phase up to a color rotation. In addition, I calculate the self-energies and the spectral densities of longitudinal and transverse gluons at zero temperature in color-superconducting quark matter in the CFL phase. I find a collective excitation, a plasmon, at energies smaller than two times the gap parameter and momenta smaller than about eight times the gap. The dispersion relation of this mode exhibits a minimum at some nonzero value of momentum, indicating a van Hove singularity. (orig.)

  12. Resistance switching mechanism of La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3−δ} thin films

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    Luo, X.D. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401331 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nano/Micro Composite Materials and Devices, Chongqing 401331 (China); Gao, R.L., E-mail: gaorongli2008@163.com [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401331 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nano/Micro Composite Materials and Devices, Chongqing 401331 (China); Fu, C.L.; Cai, W.; Chen, G.; Deng, X.L. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing 401331 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nano/Micro Composite Materials and Devices, Chongqing 401331 (China); Zhang, H.R; Sun, J.R. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2016-02-15

    Effects of oxygen vacancies on the electrical transport properties of oxygen stoichiometric La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} and oxygen-deficient La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3−δ} films have been investigated. The result presents that the oxygen-deficient films annealed in vacuum show obvious increase of resistance and lattice parameter. With the sweeping voltage or temperature increasing, the resistance exhibits obvious bipolar switching effect, no forming process was needed. Oxygen deficiency in the annealed film leads to the formation of a structural disorder in the Mn–O–Mn conduction channel due to the accumulation of oxygen vacancies under high external electric field or temperatures and hence is believed to be responsible for the bipolar resistance switching effect and the enhanced resistivity compared with oxygen stoichiometric La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} film. These results may be important for practical applications in photoelectric or storage devices and point to a useful direction for other oxidizing materials.

  13. Effect of iron doping on electrical, electronic and magnetic properties of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}

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    Deshmukh, Alka V; Patil, S I [Centre for Advanced Studies in Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune - 411007 (India); Bhagat, S M [Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park MD - 20742 (United States); Sagdeo, P R [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Autonagar campus, Vishakhapatanam, 530013 (India); Choudhary, R J; Phase, D M, E-mail: patil@physics.unipune.ernet.i [UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University campus, Khandwa road, Indore, 452001 (India)

    2009-09-21

    The effect of 5% Fe doping at Mn site, on the valence band structure of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} has been investigated. Polycrystalline samples of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}Mn{sub 0.95}Fe{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} have been prepared by the solid-state reaction route. The phase purity of these samples was confirmed using x-ray diffraction. Core-level x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements were performed to study the changes in the chemical composition. The valence band spectroscopy measurements on these samples, using a synchrotron radiation source, show a considerable change in the density of states (DOSs) at the Fermi level with 5% Fe doping. The results are correlated with room temperature resistivity and magnetization data on these samples. These results suggest that though the DOSs at the Fermi level increase on Fe doping, the conduction in LSMO gets hampered. This may be a result of changes in the hybridization of the orbitals due to Fe doping which modifies the MnO{sub 6} octahedra and hence the Mn{sup 3+}-O-Mn{sup 4+} network.

  14. Room temperature structure and multiferroic properties in Bi{sub 0.7}La{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3} ceramics

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    Carvalho, T.T., E-mail: tcarvalho@utad.pt [CQVR and Chemistry Department, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Apartado 1013, 5001-801 Vila Real (Portugal); Fernandes, J.R.A. [INESC TEC, Optoelectronic and Electronic System Unit, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Physics Department, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Apartado 1013, 5001-801 Vila Real (Portugal); Perez de la Cruz, J. [INESC TEC, Optoelectronic and Electronic System Unit, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Vidal, J.V.; Sobolev, N.A. [Physics Department and I3N, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Figueiras, F.; Das, S.; Amaral, V.S. [Physics Department and CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Almeida, A.; Agostinho Moreira, J. [IFIMUP and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Tavares, P.B. [CQVR and Chemistry Department, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Apartado 1013, 5001-801 Vila Real (Portugal)

    2013-03-25

    Highlights: ► We obtain reproducible results in ceramics synthesized by different methods. ► We report an incommensurate modulated structure for Bi{sub 0.7}La{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3} ceramics. ► We report the piezoelectric coefficient for this composition. ► The obtain structure is related with Raman spectra and ferroelectric properties. -- Abstract: Single phase Bi{sub 0.7}La{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3} ceramic samples were successfully synthesized by sol–gel combustion and co-precipitation methods, performing a final sintering at 820–870 °C from 10 up to 180 min. Rietveld refinements of the XRD data detected small satellite peaks that were successfully indexed by an incommensurated modulated structure model. Lanthanum doping improves magnetic response, reduces the leakage current and dielectric losses. The piezoelectric coefficient was reported for the first time in the Bi{sub 0.7}La{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3} composition.

  15. Superconductivity in Ca-doped graphene laminates

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    Chapman, J.; Su, Y.; Howard, C. A.; Kundys, D.; Grigorenko, A. N.; Guinea, F.; Geim, A. K.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Nair, R. R.

    2016-01-01

    Despite graphene’s long list of exceptional electronic properties and many theoretical predictions regarding the possibility of superconductivity in graphene, its direct and unambiguous experimental observation has not been achieved. We searched for superconductivity in weakly interacting, metal decorated graphene crystals assembled into so-called graphene laminates, consisting of well separated and electronically decoupled graphene crystallites. We report robust superconductivity in all Ca-doped graphene laminates. They become superconducting at temperatures (Tc) between ≈4 and ≈6 K, with Tc’s strongly dependent on the confinement of the Ca layer and the induced charge carrier concentration in graphene. We find that Ca is the only dopant that induces superconductivity in graphene laminates above 1.8 K among several dopants used in our experiments, such as potassium, caesium and lithium. By revealing the tunability of the superconducting response through doping and confinement of the metal layer, our work shows that achieving superconductivity in free-standing, metal decorated monolayer graphene is conditional on an optimum confinement of the metal layer and sufficient doping, thereby bringing its experimental realization within grasp. PMID:26979564

  16. Superconductivity in Ca-doped graphene laminates

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    Chapman, J.; Su, Y.; Howard, C. A.; Kundys, D.; Grigorenko, A. N.; Guinea, F.; Geim, A. K.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Nair, R. R.

    2016-03-01

    Despite graphene’s long list of exceptional electronic properties and many theoretical predictions regarding the possibility of superconductivity in graphene, its direct and unambiguous experimental observation has not been achieved. We searched for superconductivity in weakly interacting, metal decorated graphene crystals assembled into so-called graphene laminates, consisting of well separated and electronically decoupled graphene crystallites. We report robust superconductivity in all Ca-doped graphene laminates. They become superconducting at temperatures (Tc) between ≈4 and ≈6 K, with Tc’s strongly dependent on the confinement of the Ca layer and the induced charge carrier concentration in graphene. We find that Ca is the only dopant that induces superconductivity in graphene laminates above 1.8 K among several dopants used in our experiments, such as potassium, caesium and lithium. By revealing the tunability of the superconducting response through doping and confinement of the metal layer, our work shows that achieving superconductivity in free-standing, metal decorated monolayer graphene is conditional on an optimum confinement of the metal layer and sufficient doping, thereby bringing its experimental realization within grasp.

  17. Visualizing domain wall and reverse domain superconductivity.

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    Iavarone, M; Moore, S A; Fedor, J; Ciocys, S T; Karapetrov, G; Pearson, J; Novosad, V; Bader, S D

    2014-08-28

    In magnetically coupled, planar ferromagnet-superconductor (F/S) hybrid structures, magnetic domain walls can be used to spatially confine the superconductivity. In contrast to a superconductor in a uniform applied magnetic field, the nucleation of the superconducting order parameter in F/S structures is governed by the inhomogeneous magnetic field distribution. The interplay between the superconductivity localized at the domain walls and far from the walls leads to effects such as re-entrant superconductivity and reverse domain superconductivity with the critical temperature depending upon the location. Here we use scanning tunnelling spectroscopy to directly image the nucleation of superconductivity at the domain wall in F/S structures realized with Co-Pd multilayers and Pb thin films. Our results demonstrate that such F/S structures are attractive model systems that offer the possibility to control the strength and the location of the superconducting nucleus by applying an external magnetic field, potentially useful to guide vortices for computing application.

  18. Sample of superconducting wiring (Niobium Titanium)

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    About NbTi cable: The cable consists of 36 strands of superconducting wire, each strand has a diameter of 0.825 mm and houses 6300 superconducting filaments of niobium-titanium (Nb-Ti, a superconducting alloy). Each filament has a diameter of about 0.006 mm, i.e. 10 times smaller than a typical human hair. The filaments are embedded in a high-purity copper matrix. Copper is a normal conducting material. The filaments are in the superconductive state when the temperature is below about -263ºC (10.15 K). When the filaments leave the superconductive state, the copper acts as conductor transports the electrical current. Each strand of The NbTi cable (at superconducting state) has a current density of up to above 2000 A/mm2 at 9 T and -271ºC (2.15 K). A cable transport a current of about 13000 A at 10 T and -271ºC (2.15 K). About LHC superconducting wiring: The high magnetic fields needed for the LHC can only be reached using superconductors. At very low temperatures, superconductors have no electrical resista...

  19. Sample of superconducting wiring (Niobium Titanium)

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    About NbTi cable: The cable consists of 36 strands of superconducting wire, each strand has a diameter of 0.825 mm and houses 6300 superconducting filaments of niobium-titanium (Nb-Ti, a superconducting alloy). Each filament has a diameter of about 0.006 mm, i.e. 10 times smaller than a typical human hair. The filaments are embedded in a high-purity copper matrix. Copper is a normal conducting material. The filaments are in the superconductive state when the temperature is below about -263ºC (10.15 K). When the filaments leave the superconductive state, the copper acts as conductor transports the electrical current. Each strand of The NbTi cable (at superconducting state) has a current density of up to above 2000 A/mm2 at 9 T and -271ºC (2.15 K). A cable transport a current of about 13000 A at 10 T and -271ºC (2.15 K). About LHC superconducting wiring: The high magnetic fields needed for the LHC can only be reached using superconductors. At very low temperatures, superconductors have no electrical resistan...

  20. Superconducting phase transition in STM tips

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    Eltschka, Matthias; Jaeck, Berthold; Assig, Maximilian; Etzkorn, Markus; Ast, Christian R. [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany); Kern, Klaus [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany); Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2015-07-01

    The superconducting properties of systems with dimensions comparable to the London penetration depth considerably differ from macroscopic systems. We have studied the superconducting phase transition of vanadium STM tips in external magnetic fields. Employing Maki's theory we extract the superconducting parameters such as the gap or the Zeeman splitting from differential conductance spectra. While the Zeeman splitting follows the theoretical description of a system with s=1/2 and g=2, the superconducting gaps as well as the critical fields depend on the specific tip. For a better understanding of the experimental results, we solve a one dimensional Usadel equation modeling the superconducting tip as a cone with the opening angle α in an external magnetic field. We find that only a small region at the apex of the tip is superconducting in high magnetic fields and that the order of the phase transition is directly determined by α. Further, the spectral broadening increases with α indicating an intrinsic broadening mechanism due to the conical shape of the tip. Comparing these calculations to our experimental results reveals the order of the superconducting phase transition of the STM tips.

  1. Superconductivity in Ca-doped graphene laminates.

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    Chapman, J; Su, Y; Howard, C A; Kundys, D; Grigorenko, A N; Guinea, F; Geim, A K; Grigorieva, I V; Nair, R R

    2016-03-16

    Despite graphene's long list of exceptional electronic properties and many theoretical predictions regarding the possibility of superconductivity in graphene, its direct and unambiguous experimental observation has not been achieved. We searched for superconductivity in weakly interacting, metal decorated graphene crystals assembled into so-called graphene laminates, consisting of well separated and electronically decoupled graphene crystallites. We report robust superconductivity in all Ca-doped graphene laminates. They become superconducting at temperatures (Tc) between ≈4 and ≈6 K, with Tc's strongly dependent on the confinement of the Ca layer and the induced charge carrier concentration in graphene. We find that Ca is the only dopant that induces superconductivity in graphene laminates above 1.8 K among several dopants used in our experiments, such as potassium, caesium and lithium. By revealing the tunability of the superconducting response through doping and confinement of the metal layer, our work shows that achieving superconductivity in free-standing, metal decorated monolayer graphene is conditional on an optimum confinement of the metal layer and sufficient doping, thereby bringing its experimental realization within grasp.

  2. The cold wars a history of superconductivity

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    Matricon, Jean

    1994-01-01

    Among the most peculiar of matter¡¦s behaviors is superconductivity„oelectric current without resistance. Since the 1986 discovery that superconductivity is possible at temperatures well above absolute zero, research into practical applications has flourished. The Cold Wars tells the history of superconductivity, providing perspective on the development of the field and its relationship with the rest of physics. Superconductivity offers an excellent example of the evolution of physics in the twentieth century: the science itself, its foundations, and its social context. The authors also introduce the reader to the fascinating scientific personalities, including 2003 Nobel Prize winners Alexei Alexeievich Abrikosov and Vitali Ginzburg, and political struggles behind this research.

  3. Dimensionality of high temperature superconductivity in oxides

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    Chu, C. W.

    1989-01-01

    Many models have been proposed to account for the high temperature superconductivity observed in oxide systems. Almost all of these models proposed are based on the uncoupled low dimensional carrier Cu-O layers of the oxides. Results of several experiments are presented and discussed. They suggest that the high temperature superconductivity observed cannot be strictly two- or one-dimensional, and that the environment between the Cu-O layers and the interlayer coupling play an important role in the occurrence of such high temperature superconductivity. A comment on the very short coherence length reported is also made.

  4. Downsized superconducting magnetic energy storage systems

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    Palmer, David N.

    Scaled-down superconductive magnetic energy storage systems (DSMES) and superconductive magnetic energy power sources (SMEPS) are proposed for residential, commercial/retail, industrial off-peak and critical services, telephone and other communication systems, computer operations, power back-up/energy storages, power sources for space stations, and in-field military logistics/communication systems. Recent advances in high-Tc superconducting materials technology are analyzed. DSMES/SMEPS concepts are presented, and design, materials, and systems requirements are discussed. Problems ar identified, and possible solutions are offered. Comparisons are made with mechanical and primary and secondary energy storage and conversion systems.

  5. Proximity Action theory of superconductive nanostructures

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    Skvortsov, M A; Larkin, A I; Feigel' man, M V [L D Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kosygina 2, 117940 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2001-10-01

    We review a novel approach to the superconductive proximity effect in disordered normal-superconducting (N-S) structures. The method is based on the multicharge Keldysh action and is suitable for the treatment of interaction and fluctuation effects. As an application of the formalism, we study the subgap conductance and noise in two-dimensional N-S systems in the presence of the electron-electron interaction in the Cooper channel. It is shown that singular nature of the interaction correction at large scales leads to a nonmonotonuos temperature, voltage and magnetic field dependence of the Andreev conductance. (4. mesoscopic superconductivity)

  6. Energizer keep going: 100 years of superconductivity

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    Pengcheng Dai; Xing-jiang Zhou; Dao-xin Yao

    2011-01-01

    It has been 100 years since Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity on April 8,1911.Amazingly,this field is still very active and keeps booming,like a magic.A lot of new phenomena and materials have been found,and superconductors have been used in many different fields to improve our lives.Onnes won the Nobel Prize for this incredible discovery in 1913 and used the word superconductivity for the first time.Onnes believed that quantum mechanics would explain the effect,but he could not produce a theory at that time.Now we know superconductivity is a macroscopic quantum phenomenon.

  7. Magnetism and superconductivity in heavy fermion systems

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    Flouquet, J. (DRFMC, C.E.N.G., 38 - Grenoble (France)); Brison, J.P.; Hasselbach, K.; Taillefer, L. (C.N.R.S., 38 - Grenoble (France)); Behnia, K.; Jaccard, D. (DPMC, Geneva Univ. (Switzerland)); Visser, A. de (Natuurkundig Lab., Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands))

    1991-12-01

    The normal and superconducting properties of heavy fermion compounds are reviewed. The discussion is focus on the three uranium compounds: UBe{sub 13}, UPt{sub 3} and URu{sub 2}Si{sub 2}. Special attention is given: 1) to unusual (H.T) superconducting phase diagram as discovered in UPt{sub 3} where two successive superconducting phases seem to occur in zero magnetic field; 2) to the role of long range ordering as found in URu{sub 2}Si{sub 2} and UPt{sub 3}. (orig.).

  8. DC Characterization of the Coaxial Superconducting Cable

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    Šouc, J.; Gömöry, F.; Vojenčiak, M.; Frolek, L.; Isfort, D.; Ehrenberg, J.; Bock, J.

    2008-01-01

    Coaxial cable model with superconducting core and superconducting shield conductor was constructed and tested in DC regime. While the core was already examined in our previous works, in this contribution the detailed study of the superconducting shield conductor in DC conditions is presented. It consists of 16 ReBCO coated tapes with critical current 35 A each connected in parallel. Using shunts with known values placed in series the currents in individual tapes were possible to measure. Distribution of the total cable current into the individual tapes was monitored and its influence on critical current of the cable is discussed.

  9. Thermodynamic Green functions in theory of superconductivity

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    N.M.Plakida

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A general theory of superconductivity is formulated within the thermodynamic Green function method for various types of pairing mediated by phonons, spin fluctuations, and strong Coulomb correlations in the Hubbard and t-J models. A rigorous Dyson equation for matrix Green functions is derived in terms of a self-energy as a many-particle Green function. By applying the noncrossing approximation for the self-energy, a closed self-consistent system of equations is obtained, similar to the conventional Eliashberg equations. A brief discussion of superconductivity mediated by kinematic interaction with an estimation of a superconducting transition temperature in the Hubbard model is given.

  10. Glassy nature of stripe ordering in La{sub 1.6{minus}x}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}

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    Tranquada, J.M. [Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973-5000 (United States); Ichikawa, N.; Uchida, S. [Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi 2-11-16, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113 (Japan)

    1999-06-01

    We present the results of neutron-scattering studies on various aspects of crystalline and magnetic structure in single crystals of La{sub 1.6{minus}x}Nd{sub 0.4}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} with x=0.12 and 0.15. In particular, we have reexamined the degree of stripe order in an x=0.12 sample. Measurements of the width for an elastic magnetic peak show that it saturates at a finite value below 30 K, corresponding to a spin-spin correlation length of 200thinsp{Angstrom}thinsp. A model calculation indicates that the differing widths of magnetic and (previously reported) charge-order peaks, together with the lack of commensurability, can be consistently explained by disorder in the stripe spacing. Above 30 K (i.e., above the point at which a recent muon spin-rotation study has found a loss of static magnetic order), the width of the nominally elastic signal begins to increase. Interpreting the signal as critical scattering from slowly fluctuating spins, the temperature dependence of the width is consistent with renormalized classical behavior of a two-dimensional anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet. Inelastic scattering measurements show that incommensurate spin excitations survive at and above 50 K, where the elastic signal is negligible. Given that the stripe order is believed to be pinned by the low-temperature tetragonal (LTT) crystal structure, we have also investigated the transition near 70 K from the low-temperature orthorhombic (LTO) structure. We show that our x=0.12 crystal passes through an intervening less-orthorhombic phase, before reaching the LTT at {approximately}40thinspK, whereas the x=0.15 crystal goes directly from LTO to LTT, with coexistence of the two phases over a range of {approximately}7thinspK. Sharp Bragg peaks in the LTT phase of the x=0.15 crystal indicate a domain size of {approx_gt}1000thinsp{Angstrom}thinsp, with no obvious evidence for LTO domains; hence, the coexistence of stripe order and superconductivity in this sample cannot be

  11. Coherent controlization using superconducting qubits.

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    Friis, Nicolai; Melnikov, Alexey A; Kirchmair, Gerhard; Briegel, Hans J

    2015-01-01

    Coherent controlization, i.e., coherent conditioning of arbitrary single- or multi-qubit operations on the state of one or more control qubits, is an important ingredient for the flexible implementation of many algorithms in quantum computation. This is of particular significance when certain subroutines are changing over time or when they are frequently modified, such as in decision-making algorithms for learning agents. We propose a scheme to realize coherent controlization for any number of superconducting qubits coupled to a microwave resonator. For two and three qubits, we present an explicit construction that is of high relevance for quantum learning agents. We demonstrate the feasibility of our proposal, taking into account loss, dephasing, and the cavity self-Kerr effect.

  12. Advanced Manufacturing of Superconducting Magnets

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    Senti, Mark W.

    1996-01-01

    The development of specialized materials, processes, and robotics technology allows for the rapid prototype and manufacture of superconducting and normal magnets which can be used for magnetic suspension applications. Presented are highlights of the Direct Conductor Placement System (DCPS) which enables automatic design and assembly of 3-dimensional coils and conductor patterns using LTS and HTS conductors. The system enables engineers to place conductors in complex patterns with greater efficiency and accuracy, and without the need for hard tooling. It may also allow researchers to create new types of coils and patterns which were never practical before the development of DCPS. The DCPS includes a custom designed eight-axis robot, patented end effector, CoilCAD(trademark) design software, RoboWire(trademark) control software, and automatic inspection.

  13. Feeding helium to superconducting magnets

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    1979-01-01

    The photo shows two of the 3 superconducting magnets (two MBS dipoles (CESAR) of 150 mm bore and 4.5 T, and one quadrupole (CASTOR) of 90 mm bore and 54 T/m) which were installed in the hall EHN1 (Annual Report 1978 p. 134) and ran until 1985. They formed a section of the beam H6 travelling from target T4 (down the bottom of the photo) towards the NA30 setup followed by the NA11 setup. The two big transversal pipelines are the quench lines of the two magnets (on the right, one quadrupole and one dipole, the other dipole lays down the photo and is not visible). The Jura side of the hall is on the right.

  14. Towards inducing superconductivity into graphene

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    Efetov, Dmitri K.

    Graphenes transport properties have been extensively studied in the 10 years since its discovery in 2004, with ground-breaking experimental observations such as Klein tunneling, fractional quantum Hall effect and Hofstadters butterfly. Though, so far, it turned out to be rather poor on complex correlated electronic ground states and phase transitions, despite various theoretical predictions. The purpose of this thesis is to help understanding the underlying theoretical and experimental reasons for the lack of strong electronic interactions in graphene, and, employing graphenes high tunability and versatility, to identify and alter experimental parameters that could help to induce stronger correlations. In particular graphene holds one last, not yet experimentally discovered prediction, namely exhibiting intrinsic superconductivity. With its vanishingly small Fermi surface at the Dirac point, graphene is a semi-metal with very weak electronic interactions. Though, if it is doped into the metallic regime, where the size of the Fermi surface becomes comparable to the size of the Brillouin zone, the density of states becomes sizeable and electronic interactions are predicted to be dramatically enhanced, resulting in competing correlated ground states such as superconductivity, magnetism and charge density wave formation. Following these predictions, this thesis first describes the creation of metallic graphene at high carrier doping via electrostatic doping techniques based on electrolytic gates. Due to graphenes surface only properties, we are able to induce carrier densities above n>1014 cm-2 (epsilonF>1eV) into the chemically inert graphene. While at these record high carrier densities we yet do not observe superconductivity, we do observe fundamentally altered transport properties as compared to semi-metallic graphene. Here, detailed measurements of the low temperature resistivity reveal that the electron-phonon interactions are governed by a reduced, density

  15. Durability Evaluation of Superconducting Magnets

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    Inoue, Akihiko; Ogata, Masafumi; Nakauchi, Masahiko; Asahara, Tetsuo; Herai, Toshiki; Nishikawa, Yoichi

    2006-06-01

    It is one of the most essential things to verify the durability of devices and components of JR-Maglev system to realize the system into the future inauguration. Since the load requirements were insufficient in terms of the durability under vibrations under mere running tests carried out on Yamanashi Maglev Test Line hereinafter referred to YMTL, we have developed supplemental method with bench tests. Superconducting magnets hereinafter referred to SCM as used in the experimental running for the last seven years on the YMTL were brought to Kunitachi Technical Research Institute; we conducted tests to evaluate the durability of SCM up to a period of the service life in commercial use. The test results have indicated that no irregularity in each part of SCM proving that SCM are sufficiently durable for the practical application.

  16. Nonclassical correlations in superconducting circuits

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    Migliore, Rosanna [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Universita di Palermo (Italy); CNR-INFM, UdR CNISM di Palermo, Palermo (Italy); Scala, Matteo [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Universita di Palermo (Italy); Departamento de Optica, Facultad de Fisica, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain); Guccione, Marina; Sanchez-Soto, Luis L. [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Universita di Palermo (Italy); Messina, Antonino [Departamento de Optica, Facultad de Fisica, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain)

    2009-05-15

    A key step on the road map to solid-state quantum information processing (and to a deeper understanding of many counterintuitive aspects of quantum mechanics) is the generation and manipulation of nonclassical correlations between different quantum systems. Within this framework, we analyze the possibility of generating maximally entangled states in a system of two superconducting flux qubits, as well as the effectof their own environments on the entanglement dynamics. The analysis reported here confirms that the phenomena of sudden birth and sudden death of the entanglement do not depend on the particular measure of the entanglement adopted (copyright 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  17. Gapless superconductivity and string theory

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    Khlebnikov, S

    2014-01-01

    Coexistence of superconducting and normal components in nanowires at currents below the critical (a "mixed" state) would have important consequences for the nature and range of potential applications of these systems. From the theoretical perspective, it represents a genuine interaction effect, not seen in the mean-field theory. Here we consider properties of such a state in the gravity dual of a strongly coupled superconductor constructed from D3 and D5 branes. We find numerically uniform gapless solutions containing both components but argue that they are unstable against phase separation, as their free energies are not convex. We speculate on the possible nature of the resulting non-uniform sate ("emulsion") and draw analogies between that state and the familiar mixed state of a type II superconductor in a magnetic field.

  18. Superconducting magnets and their applications

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    Williams, J.E.C. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (USA). Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab.)

    1989-08-01

    Superconducting magnets are now being used in applications as diverse as medical imaging, fusion research, and power conditioning. The steady improvement in the understanding of instability and quenching has allowed increases in current density and compactness of winding. The reduction in winding size that has thus followed has allowed the construction of economic magnets for imaging, for acceleration, and for high-resolution spectrometers. Large magnets for fusion and energy applications have been made possible by composite conductors containing large fractions of copper or aluminum. The advent of high-temperature superconductors may hold the promise, eventually, of very-high-field magnets. Meanwhile low-temperature superconductors capable of generating fields up to 30 T have been developed.

  19. An experimental superconducting helical undulator

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    Caspi, S.; Taylor, C. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Improvements in the technology of superconducting magnets for high energy physics and recent advancements in SC materials with the artificial pinning centers (APC){sup 2}, have made a bifilar helical SC device an attractive candidate for a single-pass free electron laser (FEL){sup 3}. Initial studies have suggested that a 6.5 mm inner diameter helical device, with a 27 mm period, can generate a central field of 2-2.5 Tesla. Additional studies have also suggested that with a stored energy of 300 J/m, such a device can be made self-protecting in the event of a quench. However, since the most critical area associated with high current density SC magnets is connected with quenching and training, a short experimental device will have to be built and tested. In this paper we discuss technical issues relevant to the construction of such a device, including a conceptual design, fields, and forces.

  20. More superconductivity questions than answers.

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    Robinson, A L

    1987-07-17

    Although making liquid nitrogen-temperature superconductors is easy enough that high school science projects already feature them, researchers still have little idea how the new ceramic oxides work and therefore little guidance for improving them. At the International Workshop on Novel Mechanisms of Superconductivity, held from 22 to 26 June in Berkeley, California, theorists reviewed a host of competing explanations of how these materials come by their remarkable properties, but they could not, get far in sifting through the candidates for the best one. One cause of the unsettled situation is that theorists have not yet pushed their models far enough to make many specific predictions about physical properties and therefore to provide a reason to choose one theory over another. But experimental data for comparison with theory are lacking, too. For example, experimentalists are just now succeeding in being able to grow single crystals and thin films of the ceramic oxide superconductors, whose properties were shown at the workshop to be highly anisotropic. Measurements already made on the polycrystalline sintered material available up to now are difficult to interpret and therefore need to be repeated on good-quality crystals and films, where the variation of properties with crystallographic orientation can be mapped out. Given the high level of Japanese activity in the field, it was surprising that no researchers from industrial laboratories in Japan presented their findings at the workshop. In the light of a budding international competition in commercializing superconductors, some American scientists interpreted the absence as an attempt to protect proprietary advances. A more pleasant surprise was the attendance of a delegation of six Soviet scientists, although one of the fathers of superconductivity theory, Vitaly Ginzburg of the P.N.Lebedev Institute of Physics in Moscow, who was expected, did not come.

  1. High Tc superconducting small loop antenna

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    Wu, Z.; Mehler, M.J.; Maclean, T.S.M.; Lancaster, M.J.; Gough, C.E. (Univ. of Birmingham (UK)); Alford, N. (I.C.I. Advanced Materials Div., Runcorn (UK))

    1989-12-01

    The improvement in the radiation efficiency of an electrically small loop antenna is analysed when it is fabricated from a superconductor, and experimental results for a liquid nitrogen cooled, ceramic superconducting loop at 450MHz are presented. (orig.).

  2. Superconducting inductive displacement detection of a microcantilever

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    Vinante, A., E-mail: anvinante@fbk.eu [Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNR - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, I-38123 Povo, Trento (Italy)

    2014-07-21

    We demonstrate a superconducting inductive technique to measure the displacement of a micromechanical resonator. In our scheme, a type I superconducting microsphere is attached to the free end of a microcantilever and approached to the loop of a dc Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) microsusceptometer. A local magnetic field as low as 100 μT, generated by a field coil concentric to the SQUID, enables detection of the cantilever thermomechanical noise at 4.2 K. The magnetomechanical coupling and the magnetic spring are in good agreement with image method calculations assuming pure Meissner effect. These measurements are relevant to recent proposals of quantum magnetomechanics experiments based on levitating superconducting microparticles.

  3. Superconducting gap structure of FeSe.

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    Jiao, Lin; Huang, Chien-Lung; Rößler, Sahana; Koz, Cevriye; Rößler, Ulrich K; Schwarz, Ulrich; Wirth, Steffen

    2017-03-07

    The microscopic mechanism governing the zero-resistance flow of current in some iron-based, high-temperature superconducting materials is not well understood up to now. A central issue concerning the investigation of these materials is their superconducting gap symmetry and structure. Here we present a combined study of low-temperature specific heat and scanning tunnelling microscopy measurements on single crystalline FeSe. The results reveal the existence of at least two superconducting gaps which can be represented by a phenomenological two-band model. The analysis of the specific heat suggests significant anisotropy in the gap magnitude with deep gap minima. The tunneling spectra display an overall "U"-shaped gap close to the Fermi level away as well as on top of twin boundaries. These results are compatible with the anisotropic nodeless models describing superconductivity in FeSe.

  4. Simulation of an HTS Synchronous Superconducting Generator

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    In this work we present a simulation of a synchronous generator with superconducting rotor windings. As many other electrical rotating machines, superconducting generators are exposed to ripple fields that could be produced from a wide variety of sources: short circuit, load change, etc. Unlike...... regular conductors, superconductors, experience high losses when exposed to AC fields. Thus, calculation of such losses is relevant for machine design to avoid quenches and increase performance. Superconducting coated conductors are well known to exhibit nonlinear resistivity, thus making the computation...... of heating losses a cumbersome task. Furthermore, the high aspect ratio of the superconducting materials involved adds a penalty in the time required to perform simulations. The chosen strategy for simulation is as follows: A mechanical torque signal together with an electric load is used to drive the finite...

  5. Simulation of an HTS Synchronous Superconducting Generator

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    Rodriguez Zermeno, Victor Manuel; Abrahamsen, Asger Bech; Mijatovic, Nenad

    2012-01-01

    In this work we present a simulation of a synchronous generator with superconducting rotor windings. As many other,electrical rotating machines, superconducting generators are exposed to ripple fields that could be produced from a wide variety of sources: short circuit, load change, mechanical...... torque fluctuations, etc. Unlike regular conductors, superconductors, experience high losses when exposed to AC fields. Thus, calculation of such losses is relevant for machine design to avoid quenches and increase performance. Superconducting coated conductors are well known to exhibit nonlinear...... resistivity, thus making the computation of heating losses a cumbersome task. Furthermore, the high aspect ratio of the superconducting materials involved adds a penalty in the time required to perform simulations. The chosen strategy for simulation is as follows: A mechanical torque signal together...

  6. The first LHC superconducting magnet is unloaded

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    Maximilien Brice

    2005-01-01

    The first superconducting magnet is moved into position using a transfer table. This must be performed with great precision so that the LHC ring is correctly aligned, allowing the beams to travel along the correct paths.

  7. The Establishment of National TC of Superconduction

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    2004-01-01

    @@ National standardization technical committee of superconduction was established on Aug 26th, 2003. The committee contains 22 experts, of which the percentage of professors and researchers reaches up to 77.3%.

  8. Superconducting quantum circuits theory and application

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    Deng, Xiuhao

    Superconducting quantum circuit models are widely used to understand superconducting devices. This thesis consists of four studies wherein the superconducting quantum circuit is used to illustrate challenges related to quantum information encoding and processing, quantum simulation, quantum signal detection and amplification. The existence of scalar Aharanov-Bohm phase has been a controversial topic for decades. Scalar AB phase, defined as time integral of electric potential, gives rises to an extra phase factor in wavefunction. We proposed a superconducting quantum Faraday cage to detect temporal interference effect as a consequence of scalar AB phase. Using the superconducting quantum circuit model, the physical system is solved and resulting AB effect is predicted. Further discussion in this chapter shows that treating the experimental apparatus quantum mechanically, spatial scalar AB effect, proposed by Aharanov-Bohm, can't be observed. Either a decoherent interference apparatus is used to observe spatial scalar AB effect, or a quantum Faraday cage is used to observe temporal scalar AB effect. The second study involves protecting a quantum system from losing coherence, which is crucial to any practical quantum computation scheme. We present a theory to encode any qubit, especially superconducting qubits, into a universal quantum degeneracy point (UQDP) where low frequency noise is suppressed significantly. Numerical simulations for superconducting charge qubit using experimental parameters show that its coherence time is prolong by two orders of magnitude using our universal degeneracy point approach. With this improvement, a set of universal quantum gates can be performed at high fidelity without losing too much quantum coherence. Starting in 2004, the use of circuit QED has enabled the manipulation of superconducting qubits with photons. We applied quantum optical approach to model coupled resonators and obtained a four-wave mixing toolbox to operate photons

  9. ISR Superconducting Quadrupole in its cryostat

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    1978-01-01

    The picture shows a superconducting quadrupole for the ISR high luminosity (low beta) insertion in its cryostat during final tests before installation in the ISR.The person is W.Burgess. See also photo 7702690X.

  10. Superfluidity and Superconductivity in Neutron Stars

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    N. Chamel

    2017-09-01

    Neutron stars, the compact stellar remnants of core-collapse supernova explosions, are unique cosmic laboratories for exploring novel phases of matter under extreme conditions. In particular, the occurrence of superfluidity and superconductivity in neutron stars will be briefly reviewed.

  11. Superconducting magnets in physics: problems and prospects

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    Bronca, G.; Parain, J.

    1974-10-01

    The present status of solutions for the construction of magnets using superconducting windings is given. A review is given of achievements and projects using superconductors for the production of magnetic fields.

  12. Superconducting linear accelerator system for NSC

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    P N Prakash; T S Datta; B P Ajith Kumar; J Antony; P Barua; J Chacko; A Choudhury; G K Chadhari; S Ghosh; S Kar; S A Krishnan; Manoj Kumar; Rajesh Kumar; A Mandal; D S Mathuria; R S Meena; R Mehta; K K Mistri; A Pandey; M V Suresh Babu; B K Sahu; A Sarkar; S S K Sonti; A Rai; S Venkatramanan; J Zacharias; R K Bhowmik; A Roy

    2002-11-01

    This paper reports the construction of a superconducting linear accelerator as a booster to the 15 UD Pelletron accelerator at Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi. The LINAC will use superconducting niobium quarter wave resonators as the accelerating element. Construction of the linear accelerator has progressed sufficiently. Details of the entire accelerator system including the cryogenics facility, RF electronics development, facilities for fabricating niobium resonators indigenously, and present status of the project are presented.

  13. Electrothermal simulation of superconducting nanowire avalanche photodetectors

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    Marsili, Francesco; Najafi, Faraz; Herder, Charles; Berggren, Karl K.

    2011-02-01

    We developed an electrothermal model of NbN superconducting nanowire avalanche photodetectors (SNAPs) on sapphire substrates. SNAPs are single-photon detectors consisting of the parallel connection of N superconducting nanowires. We extrapolated the physical constants of the model from experimental data and we simulated the time evolution of the device resistance, temperature and current by solving two coupled electrical and thermal differential equations describing the nanowires. The predictions of the model were in good quantitative agreement with the experimental results.

  14. ZGS roots of superconductivity: People and devices

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    Pewitt, E.G.

    1994-12-31

    The ZGS community made basic contributions to the applications of superconducting magnets to high energy physics as well as to other technological areas. ZGS personnel pioneered many significant applications until the time the ZGS was shutdown in 1979. After the shutdown, former ZGS personnel developed magnets for new applications in high energy physics, fusion, and industrial uses. The list of superconducting magnet accomplishments of ZGS personnel is impressive.

  15. Stripes and superconductivity in cuprate superconductors

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    Tranquada, J. M.

    2005-01-01

    One type of order that has been observed to compete with superconductivity in cuprates involves alternating charge and antiferromagnetic stripes. Recent neutron scattering studies indicate that the magnetic excitation spectrum of a stripe-ordered sample is very similar to that observed in superconducting samples. In fact, it now appears that there may be a universal magnetic spectrum for the cuprates. One likely implication of this universal spectrum is that stripes of a dynamic form are pres...

  16. 13th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity

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    2017-01-01

    EUCAS is a worldwide forum for scientists and engineers, and provides an ideal platform to share knowledge and the most recent advances in all areas of applied superconductivity: from large-scale applications to miniature electronics devices, with a traditional focus on advanced materials and conductors. The broad scope is at the same time a challenge and an opportunity to foster novel, inter-disciplinary approaches and promote cross-fertilization among the various fields of applied superconductivity.

  17. Statistic Ensemble Theory of Small Superconducting Grains

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    CHEN Zhi-Qian; ZHENG Ren-Rong

    2001-01-01

    We apply the random matrix theory to small metallic grains in different spin states of S = 0, 1/2, 1, 3/2, 2, 5/2, .., and find that there exist theoretical critical level spacings de at which the superconductivity would breakdown. We also find that the higher the spin state, the smaller the critical level spacing, and for the state of S = 0superconducting enhancement actually exists.

  18. High Temperature Superconducting Maglev Measurement System

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    Wang, Jia-Su; Wang, Su-Yu

    2010-01-01

    Three high temperature superconducting (HTS) Maglev measurement systems were successfully developed in the Applied Superconductivity Laboratory (ASCLab) of Southwest Jiaotong University, P. R. China. These systems include liquid nitrogen vessel, Permanent Magnet Guideway (PMG), data collection and processing, mechanical drive and Autocontrol features. This chapter described the three different measuring systems along with their theory of operations and workflow. The SCML-01 HTS Maglev measure...

  19. Superconducting Electric Machines for Ship Propulsion.

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    1977-02-14

    ship propulsion applications. These concepts evolved from previous work at MIT on superconducting AC machines. The superconducting machines considered were: (1) multipole, low-speed motors, (2) torque compensated motors, (3) high-speed generator, (4) rotating air-gap armature induction motor, (5) thyristor switched AC motors. The first four machine types were studied theoretically while experimental models were constructed of the last two. Preliminary designs were completed...of the five mahcines for an appropriate ship ... propulsion application. In

  20. Experimenting with a Superconducting Levitation Train

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    Miryala, Santosh; Koblischka, M. R.

    2014-01-01

    The construction and operation of a prototype high-"Tc" superconducting train model is presented. The train is levitated by a melt-processed GdBa[subscript 2]Cu[subscript 3]O[subscript x] (Gd-123) superconducting material over a magnetic rail (track). The oval shaped track is constructed in S-N-S or PM3N configuration arranged on an iron…

  1. A current limiter with superconducting coil for magnetic field shielding

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    Kaiho, K.; Yamaguchi, H.; Arai, K.; Umeda, M.; Yamaguchi, M.; Kataoka, T.

    2001-05-01

    The magnetic shield type superconducting fault current limiter have been built and successfully tested in ABB corporate research and so on. The device is essentially a transformer in which the secondary winding is the superconducting tube. However, due to the large AC losses and brittleness of the superconducting bulk tube, they have not yet entered market. A current limiter with superconducting coil for the magnetic field shielding is considered. By using the superconducting coil made by the multi-filamentary high Tc superconductor instead of the superconducting bulk tube, the AC losses can be reduced due to the reduced superconductor thickness and the brittleness of the bulk tube can be avoidable. This paper presents a preliminary consideration of the magnetic shield type superconducting fault current limiter with superconducting coil as secondary winding and their AC losses in comparison to that of superconducting bulk in 50 Hz operation.

  2. Accelerator Technology: Magnets, Normal and Superconducting

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    Bottura, L

    2013-01-01

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Accelerators and Colliders' of Volume 21 'Elementary Particles' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I 'Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms'. It contains the the Section '8.1 Magnets, Normal and Superconducting' of the Chapter '8 Accelerator Technology' with the content: 8.1 Magnets, Normal and Superconducting 8.1.1 Introduction 8.1.2 Normal Conducting Magnets 8.1.2.1 Magnetic Design 8.1.2.2 Coils 8.1.2.3 Yoke 8.1.2.4 Costs 8.1.2.5 Undulators, Wigglers, Permanent Magnets 8.1.2.6 Solenoids 8.1.3 Superconducting Magnets 8.1.3.1 Superconducting Materials 8.1.3.2 Superconducting Cables 8.1.3.3 Stability and Margins, Quench and Protection 8.1.3.4 Magnetization, Coupling and AC Loss 8.1.3.5 Magnetic Design of Superconducting Accelerator Magnets 8.1.3.6 Current Leads 8.1.3.7 Mechanics, Insulation, Cooling and Manufacturing Aspects

  3. Controlling superconductivity by tunable quantum critical points.

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    Seo, S; Park, E; Bauer, E D; Ronning, F; Kim, J N; Shim, J-H; Thompson, J D; Park, Tuson

    2015-03-04

    The heavy fermion compound CeRhIn5 is a rare example where a quantum critical point, hidden by a dome of superconductivity, has been explicitly revealed and found to have a local nature. The lack of additional examples of local types of quantum critical points associated with superconductivity, however, has made it difficult to unravel the role of quantum fluctuations in forming Cooper pairs. Here, we show the precise control of superconductivity by tunable quantum critical points in CeRhIn5. Slight tin-substitution for indium in CeRhIn5 shifts its antiferromagnetic quantum critical point from 2.3 GPa to 1.3 GPa and induces a residual impurity scattering 300 times larger than that of pure CeRhIn5, which should be sufficient to preclude superconductivity. Nevertheless, superconductivity occurs at the quantum critical point of the tin-doped metal. These results underline that fluctuations from the antiferromagnetic quantum criticality promote unconventional superconductivity in CeRhIn5.

  4. Partial substitution of Mo{sup 6+} by S{sup 6+} in the fast oxide ion conductor La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9}: Synthesis, structure and sulfur depletion

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    Mhadhbi, Noureddine [LUNAM Universite, Universite du Maine, CNRS UMR 6283, Institut des Molecules et des Materiaux du Mans, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France); Corbel, Gwenaeel, E-mail: gwenael.corbel@univ-lemans.fr [LUNAM Universite, Universite du Maine, CNRS UMR 6283, Institut des Molecules et des Materiaux du Mans, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France); Lacorre, Philippe; Bulou, Alain [LUNAM Universite, Universite du Maine, CNRS UMR 6283, Institut des Molecules et des Materiaux du Mans, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)

    2012-06-15

    Powder-solid state reaction route using La{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3} as sulfur source was used to prepare compositions of the solid solution La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2-y}S{sub y}O{sub 9}. Single phases were only obtained in the substitution range extending up to y=0.8 (40 mol% S) at the annealing temperature of 850 Degree-Sign C with regard to the limit of stability of the lanthanum sulphate reactant. Within the synthesis conditions, a stabilization of the high temperature {beta}-form is observed from and above y=0.1 (5 mol% S). Temperature-controlled X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analyses have shown that La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2-y}S{sub y}O{sub 9} raw powders undergo thermal decompositions in two steps. Heating above 900 Degree-Sign C, a sulfur depletion to the benefit of molybdenum in La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2-y}S{sub y}O{sub 9} raw powders leads to the formation of La{sub 2}SO{sub 6}. At higher temperature, the exsolved La{sub 2}SO{sub 6} phase then decomposes into La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, which in turn reacts with the sulfur-depleted La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9} phase to form La{sub 2}MoO{sub 6}. The present study also reveals that depending on the substitution rate y, the sulfur depletion can be induced by ball-milling of raw powders. Along the La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2-y}S{sub y}O{sub 9} series, the isovalent substitution of molybdenum by sulfur tends to restrict in magnitude, or even to suppress above 400 Degree-Sign C, the distortive thermal expansion of the cubic {beta}-type structure, thus strongly decreasing the conductance at high temperature. - Graphical abstract: La{sub 2}O{sub 3}-MoO{sub 3}-'SO{sub 3}' ternary phase diagram showing the exsolution path at low temperature (white arrows) and the total decomposition path at high temperature (black arrows) of {beta}-La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2-y}S{sub y}O{sub 9} raw powders. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Isovalent substitution of molybdenum by sulfur in La{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}O{sub 9} up to 40 mol%. Black

  5. ASC 84: applied superconductivity conference. Final program and abstracts

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    1984-01-01

    Abstracts are given of presentations covering: superconducting device fabrication; applications of rf superconductivity; conductor stability and losses; detectors and signal processing; fusion magnets; A15 and Nb-Ti conductors; stability, losses, and various conductors; SQUID applications; new applications of superconductivity; advanced conductor materials; high energy physics applications of superconductivity; electronic materials and characterization; general superconducting electronics; ac machinery and new applications; digital devices; fusion and other large scale applications; in-situ and powder process conductors; ac applications; synthesis, properties, and characterization of conductors; superconducting microelectronics. (LEW)

  6. Ac loss measurements on a superconducting transformer for a 25 kA superconducting rectifier

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    ten Kate, Herman H.J.; Mulders, J.M.; de Reuver, J.L.; van de Klundert, L.J.M.

    1984-01-01

    Ac loss measurements have been performed on a superconducting transformer. The transformer is a part of a 25 kA thermally switched superconducting rectifier operating at a frequency of 0.1 Hz. The loss measurements have been automatized by means of a microcomputer sampling four relevant signals and

  7. Design Study of Superconducting Coil of 230 MeV Superconducting Cyclotron

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    WANG; Chuan; YIN; Meng; ZHANG; Su-ping; LI; Ming; CUI; Tao; LIN; Jun; LV; Yin-long; GE; Tao; YIN; Zhi-guo; ZHANG; Tian-jue

    2015-01-01

    The superconducting coil system of CYCIAE-230superconducting proton cyclotron consists of two coil windings,cryostat,GM coolers,and the liquid helium condenser(Fig.1),along with multiple thermometers,pressure gauges,liquid level gauges,load cells,a vacuum pump,a

  8. Probing electronic phase transitions with phonons via inelastic neutron scattering: superconductivity in borocarbides, charge and magnetic order in manganites

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    Weber, F.

    2007-11-02

    The present thesis concentrates on the signatures of strong electron-phonon coupling in phonon properties measured by inelastic neutron scattering. The inelastic neutron scattering experiments were performed on the triple-axis spectrometers 1T and DAS PUMA at the research reactors in Saclay (France) and Munich (Germany), respectively. The work is subdivided into two separate chapters: In the first part, we report measurements of the lattice dynamical properties, i.e. phonon frequency, linewidth and intensity, of the conventional, i.e. phonon-mediated, superconductor YNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C of the rare-earth-borocarbide family. The detailed check of theoretical predictions for these properties, which were calculated in the theory group of our institute, was one major goal of this work. We measured phonons in the normal state, i.e. T>T{sub c}, for several high symmetry directions up to 70 meV. We were able to extract the full temperature dependence of the superconducting energy gap 2{delta}(T) from our phonon scans with such accuracy that even deviations from the weak coupling BCS behaviour could be clearly observed. By measuring phonons at different wave vectors we demonstrated that phonons are sensitive to the gap anisotropy under the precondition, that different phonons get their coupling strength from different parts of the Fermi surface. In the second part, we investigated the properties of Mn-O bond-stretching phonons in the bilayer manganite La{sub 2-2x}Sr{sub 1+2x}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7}. At the doping level x=0.38 this compound has an ferromagnetic groundstate and exhibits the so-called colossal magnetoresistance effect in the vicinity of the Curie temperature T{sub C}. The atomic displacement patterns of the investigated phonons closely resemble possible Jahn-Teller distortions of the MnO{sub 6} octahedra, which are introduced in this compound by the Jahn-Teller active Mn{sup 3+} ions. We observed strong renormalizations of the phonon frequencies and clear peaks of

  9. La{sub 3}Ir{sub 2} with rhombohedral Er{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}-type structure

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    Schaefer, Konrad; Poettgen, Rainer [Muenster Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie

    2014-10-15

    La{sub 3}Ir{sub 2} is formed upon reaction of the elements at 1273 K in a sealed silica ampoule. The structure was refined from single-crystal X-ray diffractometer data: Er{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}-type structure, R anti 3, a = 895.26(2), c = 1713.01(5) pm, wR = 0.0578, 766 F{sup 2} values, 25 variables. The structure is composed of two simple basic building units: slightly distorted La1 rate at La3{sub 6}La2{sub 2} cubes resembling the tungsten structure and Ir{sub 2} rate at La1{sub 1}La2{sub 2}La3{sub 5} units with an AlB{sub 2}-related coordination (298 pm Ir-Ir in the dumb-bell). Each cube is coordinated by six of the AlB{sub 2} units. The relationship with the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2}-type structure is discussed.

  10. Exciton condensation in intermediate valent Sm{sub 0.90}La{sub 0.10}S

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    Wachter, P. [Laboratorium fuer Festkoerperphysik, ETH Zuerich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland)]. E-mail: wachter@solid.phys.ethz.ch; Jung, A. [Laboratorium fuer Festkoerperphysik, ETH Zuerich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Pfuner, F. [Laboratorium fuer Festkoerperphysik, ETH Zuerich, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

    2006-12-04

    Sm{sub 1-x}La {sub x}S for x more than a few percents are metals at ambient conditions. At low temperature and high pressure they develop a small gap in the order of some meV and become semiconductors or insulators. This has been interpreted as a manifestation of the excitonic insulator. In this Letter we will concentrate on Sm{sub 0.90}La{sub 0.10}S, which is the only composition showing a first order transition. Measurements of the volume change with pressure at ambient temperature show this first order volume collapse at 5 kbar with hysteresis. The resistivity is measured in function of temperature and pressure and exhibits also at 5 kbar and ambient temperature a first order phase transition to a more metallic state. At low temperatures and in function of pressure the resistivity exhibits a peak. The optical reflectivity at 300 K has been measured at low and high pressure and transforms with pressure above 5 kbar into the golden metallic phase.

  11. Non-local spin injection effects in coplanar La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8}/ La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} tri-layer

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    Joseph, D. Paul [Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana-506 004 (India); Lin, J. G., E-mail: jglin@ntu.edu.tw [Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

    2015-06-24

    Non-local electrical properties of pulsed laser deposited La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}/Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8}/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} (L-B-L) coplanar tri-layer is investigated under different wiring configurations. Long range super-current of Bi-2212 penetrating into LSMO is dependent on geometry of spin injection. From qualitative analysis of structural, magnetic and electrical data, long range super-current is suggested to pass through domain walls and/or grain boundaries of LSMO.

  12. Low temperature hopping in granular oxides La{sub 0.67}Ca{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}CoO{sub 3}

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    Narjis, A., E-mail: kaaouachi21@yahoo.fr; Kaaouachi, A. El, E-mail: kaaouachi21@yahoo.fr; Tata, O. [Research Group, Equipe de Semiconducteurs, de Nanotechnologie et de Programmation Scientifique, Physics department, Ibn Zohr University, Faculty of Sciences, B.P 8106, Hay Dakhla, 80000 Agadir (Morocco); Liang, C.-T. [School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Sungkyunkwan University, Sunwon 440-746, Korea and Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Idrissi, H. El; Zatni, A. [Laboratoire Electronique, Électrotechnique, Automatique et Traitement de l' Information (EEA TI). Département Génie Electrique Université Hassan II Mohammedia Casablanca, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Mohamme (Morocco)

    2014-01-27

    We studied electrical transport in La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} (LCMO) and La{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}CoO{sub 3} (LSCO) nanocrystals over a temperature range of 0.4 K ≤ T ≤ 5 K. In both samples, two distinct behaviors of the conductivity are observed. For T>1 K, the variable range hopping regime is observed in LCMO sample with enhancement of the relative permittivity. In contrast, this behavior is not consistent with the extracted parameters in LSCO sample. For T<1 K, the transport is believed to occur through the metallic droplets connected to the intergranular regions where the negative magnetoresistance is due to spin-polarized tunneling phenomenon.

  13. Characterization of Pt catalysts supported in TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2} stabilized with La{sub 2}O{sub 3} for the nitric oxide elimination; Caracterizacion de catalizadores de Pt soportado en TiO{sub 2} y ZrO{sub 2} estabilizados con La{sub 2}O{sub 3} para la eliminacion de oxido nitrico

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    Perez H, R.; Arenas, J.; Rodriguez, V.; Aguilar, A.; Gomez C, A.; Diaz, G. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca, Km. 36.5 Salazar, Estado de Mexico, C.P. 52045 (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    Simple oxides TiO{sub 2}, ZrO{sub 2}, La{sub 2}O{sub 3} and mixed TiO{sub 2}-La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, ZrO{sub 2}-La{sub 2}O{sub 3} at 10% mol of lanthane were prepared by the precipitation technique. The incorporation of Pt to the supports was by the classical impregnation method. It was characterized the catalytic materials by diverse techniques for determining the lost weight by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), superficial area (BET), crystallinity of catalytic supports (DR-X) total acidity and for the catalytic activity was realized in the reaction model NO + CH{sub 4}. (Author)

  14. Layered-structural monoclinic–orthorhombic perovskite La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} to orthorhombic LaTiO{sub 3} phase transition and their microstructure characterization

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    Herrera, G., E-mail: manuel.herrera@enp.unam.mx [Colegio de Física, ENP P7, “Ezequiel A. Chávez”, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de 3México, 15810 México D. F. (Mexico); Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Valencia, 46100 Burjasot, Valencia (Spain); Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 México D. F. (Mexico); Jiménez-Mier, J. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 México D. F. (Mexico); Chavira, E. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 México D. F. (Mexico)

    2014-03-01

    The layered-structural ceramics, such as lanthanum titanate (La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7}), have been known for their good temperature and low dielectric loss at microwave frequencies that make them good candidate materials for high frequency applications. However, few studies have been conducted on the synthesis optimization by sol gel reaction, in particular by acrylamide polymerization route. The interest in La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} ceramic has been greatly increased recently due to the effect of oriented grains. This anisotropy of the microstructure leads to anisotropy in dielectric, electrical and mechanical properties. In this study, grain oriented lanthanum titanate was produced by the sol–gel acrylamide polymerization route. The characterizations of the samples were achieved by thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). X-ray diffraction indicates that the formation of monoclinic perovskite La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanocrystals is a necessary first step to obtain orthorhombic LaTiO{sub 3} nanocomposites (with space group Pbnm). In this work we identified that the monoclinic perovskite La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} with space group P2{sub 1} transforms its structure into one with the orthorhombic space group Cmc2{sub 1} at approximately 1073 K. The microstructure associated consisted of flaky monoclinic La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} nanocomposites in comparison with round-shaped LaTiO{sub 3} nanocomposites. - Highlights: • The flaky-like La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} compound was synthesized by sol–gel acrylamide route. • Simultaneous monitoring of the DTA and XRD with temperature was performed. • Phase transformation characterization of La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} has been carried out. • The variation of the La{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} and LaTiO{sub 3} grain morphology has been compared.

  15. Electrochemical behavior of mixed-conducting oxide cathodes in contact with apatite-type La{sub 10}Si{sub 5}AlO{sub 26.5} electrolyte

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    Tsipis, E.V.; Frade, J.R. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193 (Portugal); Kharton, V.V. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193 (Portugal); Institute of Physicochemical Problems, Belarus State University, 14 Leningradskaya Str., 220050 Minsk (Belarus)

    2007-03-20

    The electrochemical activity of porous La{sub 2}Ni{sub 0.8}Cu{sub 0.2}O{sub 4+{delta}}, La{sub 2}Ni{sub 0.8}Cu{sub 0.2}O{sub 4+{delta}}-Ag, La{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}Fe{sub 0.8}Co{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}}-Ce{sub 0.8}Gd{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} and La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3-{delta}}-Ce{sub 0.8}Gd{sub 0.2}O{sub 2-{delta}} electrodes in contact with apatite-type La{sub 10}Si{sub 5}AlO{sub 26.5} solid electrolyte has been appraised at 873-1073 K in air. The polarization resistance of nickelate-based cathodes is substantially higher compared to similar layers applied onto (La{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}){sub 0.98}Ga{sub 0.8}Mg{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}}, whilst the corresponding activation energies, 69-74 kJ/mol, are close to the E{sub a} values for ionic conduction in these electrolytes. The relatively low performance is primarily associated with the surface diffusion of silica from La{sub 10}Si{sub 5}AlO{sub 26.5}, which partially blocks the electrochemical reaction zone without formation of secondary phases detectable by X-ray diffraction. The oxygen reduction kinetics is also strongly influenced by the transport properties of solid electrolyte and by the exchange-related processes at the electrode surface. The role of the latter factor becomes evident on increasing current density, and in the cases when ionic conductivity of the electrode materials is low. As for other solid oxide electrolyte cells, the performance of mixed-conducting cathodes applied onto La{sub 10}Si{sub 5}AlO{sub 26.5} can be improved by incorporating electrocatalytically-active components, such as Ag and PrO{sub x}, and by reducing electrode fabrication temperature. (author)

  16. New methods for the preparation and dielectric properties of La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x = 1/8) ceramic

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    Chupakhina, T.I., E-mail: chupakhina@ihim.uran.ru [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Kadyrova, N.I. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Melnikova, N.V. [Ural Federal University, 19, Mira str., Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Gyrdasova, O.I. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Yakovleva, E.A. [Ural Federal University, 19, Mira str., Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Zainulin, Yu.G. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, UB RAS, 91, Pervomaiskaya str., Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation)

    2016-05-15

    Highlights: • A new fuel in solution combustion synthesis of fine powder La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4}. • Changes in the morphology of the ceramic La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4} after thermobaric treatment. • Changes in structural parameters of the La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4} after thermobaric treatment. • Increase of the dielectric constant of the thermobaric treated ceramic La{sub 15/8}Sr{sub 1/8}NiO{sub 4}. • Using of dielectric modulus and impedance formalisms, of equivalent circuits method. - Abstract: The perovskite-type oxide La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x = 1/8) was prepared by a new precursor route. The reaction proceeds in the self-ignition mode. Single-phase powder and gas-tight ceramic samples can be produced by single annealing of decomposition products. It was shown that as a result of thermobaric treatment of La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} (x = 1/8) the solid solution La{sub 2−x}Sr{sub x}NiO{sub 4} with a higher concentration of strontium and the second phase La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 7} are formed. Short-term (5 min) thermobaric treatment (P = 2.5 GPa) at t° = 900 °C changes the unit cell parameters, but is not accompanied by structural transitions. At the same time, morphological restructuring of the sample occurs—the agglomerates delaminate into thin plates crystals. It was established that the permittivity of the material exposed to thermobaric treatment is much higher compared to that of the sample annealed at atmospheric pressure and virtually does not depend on frequency in a wide temperature range.

  17. Superconducting materials suitable for magnets

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    2002-01-01

    The range of materials available for superconducting magnets is steadily expanding, even as the choice of material becomes potentially more complex. When virtually all magnets were cooled by helium at ~2-5 K it was easy to separate the domain of Nb-Ti from those of Nb3Sn applications and very little surprise that more than 90% of all magnets are still made from Nb-Ti. But the development of useful conductors of the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and YBa2Cu3Ox high temperature superconductors, coupled to the recent discovery of the 39 K superconductor MgB2 and the developing availability of cryocoolers suggests that new classes of higher temperature, medium field magnets based on other than Nb-based conductors could become available in the next 5-10 years. My talks will discuss the essential physics and materials science of these 5 classes of material - Nb-Ti, Nb3Sn, MgB2, Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and YBa2Cu3Ox - in the context of those aspects of their science, properties and fabrication properties, which circumscribe their applications...

  18. Superconducting Coil of Po Dipole

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    1983-01-01

    The Po superconducting dipole was built as a prototype beam transport magnet for the SPS extracted proton beam P0. Its main features were: coil aperture 72 mm, length 5 m, room-temperature yoke, NbTi cable conductor impregnated with solder, nominal field 4.2 T at 4.7 K (87% of critical field). It reached its nominal field without any quench.After this successful test up to its nominal field of 4.2 T, the power was not raised to reach a quench. The magnet was not installed in a beam and had no other further use. Nevertheless its construction provided knowledges and experience which became useful in the design and construction of the LHC magnets. The photo shows a detail of the inner layer winding before superposing the outer layer to form the complete coil of a pole. Worth noticing is the interleaved glass-epoxy sheet (white) with grooved channels for the flow of cooling helium. See also 8211532X.

  19. Free electron laser and superconductivity

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    Iwata, A

    2003-01-01

    The lasing of the first free-electron laser (FEL) in the world was successfully carried out in 1977, so the history of FELs as a light source is not so long. But FELs are now utilized for research in many scientific and engineering fields owing to such characteristics as tunability of the wavelength, and short pulse and high peak power, which is difficult utilizing a common light source. Research for industrial applications has also been carried out in some fields, such as life sciences, semiconductors, nano-scale measurement, and others. The task for the industrial use of FEL is the realization of high energy efficiency and high optical power. As a means of promoting realization, the combining of an FEL and superconducting linac is now under development in order to overcome the thermal limitations of normal-conducting linacs. Further, since tuning the wavelength is carried out by changing the magnetic density of the undulator, which is now induced by moving part of the stack of permanent magnets, there is un...

  20. Superconducting magnet system for PERC

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    Drescher, Carmen [Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany); Collaboration: PERC-Collaboration

    2012-07-01

    The new PERC (Proton Electron Radiation Channel) instrument will be an extremely bright and versatile source of neutron decay products. It will feed several novel precision experiments of spectra and correlation measurements in neutron decay. Its main component is a more than 11 m long superconducting magnet system. The neutron decay volume is located inside an 8 m long neutron guide in a strong longitudinal magnetic field of 1.5 T. A variable magnetic barrier of 3 T to 6 T serves to precisely limit the phase space of the emerging electrons and protons to control systematic errors on the 10{sup -4}level. The instrument is currently under development and will be installed at the neutron-beamline Mephisto at the FRM II, Garching. In this talk we give an overview on the special characteristics and advantages of PERC's field design. We show that with our design we can prevent magnetic traps in magnetic field and achieve a clean separation of neutrons and decay-products.

  1. Design of Tunable Superconducting Metamaterials

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    Trepanier, Melissa; Zhang, Daimeng; Anlage, Steven

    2013-03-01

    Our goal is to create a superconducting metamaterial utilizing deep sub-wavelength meta-atoms with a quickly-tunable index of refraction. To accomplish this we will combine two different materials: an array of rf SQUIDs (with tunable effective permeability) and an array of thin wires interrupted by Josephson junctions (with tunable effective permittivity). These materials have been designed to maximize tunablility in the range easily measured via X-band, Ku-band, and K-band waveguides. Various sizes of rf SQUIDs were designed to be non-hysteretic, be sufficiently insensitive to noise, and to have resonant frequencies ranging from 6.5 - 22 GHz. The wire array was designed so that the inductance of the Josephson junctions can completely cancel the geometric and kinetic inductance of the wires, giving rise to strong tunability. We will present the design considerations and simulation results for this new class of metamaterials. This work is supported by the NSF-GOALI program through grant # ECCS-1158644, and CNAM.

  2. TESLA superconducting RF cavity development

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    Koepke, K. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States); TESLA Collaboration

    1995-05-01

    The TESLA collaboration has made steady progress since its first official meeting at Cornell in 1990. The infrastructure necessary to assemble and test superconducting rf cavities has been installed at the TESLA Test Facility (TTF) at DESY. 5-cell, 1.3 GHz cavities have been fabricated and have reached accelerating fields of 25 MV/m. Full sized 9-cell copper cavities of TESLA geometry have been measured to verify the higher order modes present and to evaluate HOM coupling designs. The design of the TESLA 9-cell cavity has been finalized and industry has started delivery. Two prototype 9-cell niobium cavities in their first tests have reached accelerating fields of 10 MV/m and 15 MV/m in a vertical dewar after high peak power (HPP) conditioning. The first 12 m TESLA cryomodule that will house 8 9-cell cavities is scheduled to be delivered in Spring 1995. A design report for the TTF is in progress. The TTF test linac is scheduled to be commissioned in 1996/1997. (orig.).

  3. Superconductivity in Fe-chalcogenides

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    Chang, C.C.; Chen, T.K. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Lee, W.C. [Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Binghamton University – SUNY (United States); Lin, P.H. [National Synchrotron Research Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Wang, M.J. [Institute of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Wen, Y.C. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Wu, P.M. [Deparment of Applied Physics and Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); Wu, M.K., E-mail: mkwu@mail.ndhu.edu.tw [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (China); National Donghwa University, Hualien, Taiwan (China)

    2015-07-15

    FeSe, which has the simplest crystal structure among the Fe based superconductors, and related chalcogenide superconductors are ideal candidates for investigating the detailed mechanism of the iron-based superconductors. Here, we summarize recent studies on the Fe-chalcogenides, with the goal to address some unresolved questions such as what is the influence of chemical stoichiometry on the phase diagram, what is the exact parent phase of FeSe system, and why can T{sub c}s be so dramatically enhanced in FeSe based superconductors? Recent developments in novel synthesis to prepare chalcogenide crystals, nano-materials and thin films allow the community to begin to address these issues. Then we review physical properties of the Fe chalcogenides, specifically focusing on optical properties, scanning tunneling spectroscopy and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) results. These measurements along with recent theories provide a framework for better understanding the origin of superconductivity in FeSe and Fe-chalcogenides.

  4. Brookhaven superconducting cable test facility

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    Forsyth, E.B.; Gibbs, R.J.

    1976-08-17

    Construction has started on an outdoor testing station for flexible ac superconducting power transmission cables. It is intended to serve as an intermediate step between laboratory-scale experiments and qualification testing of prototype-scale cables. The permanent equipment includes a 500 W supercritical helium refrigerator using a screw compressor and multistage turbine expanders. Helium storage for 250,000 cu ft of helium at 250 psi is provided. Initially, the cables will be tested in a horizontal cryostat some 250 ft long. High-voltage 60 Hz tests will be performed with the cable in a series resonant mode with a maximum line to ground capability of 240 kV, this is adequate for a 138 kV system design. Impulse testing up to about 650 kV is planned. The cable conductor will be energized by current transformers, initially at about 4 kA and later up to fault levels of 40 kA. The refrigerator is now at the site and testing on a dummy load will commence in the Fall of 1976. The cryostat will be installed in 1977 followed about a year later by the first cable tests.

  5. Economical Aspects of Superconducting Cable

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    Ohya, Masayoshi

    High-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables are expected to resolve technical problems with power grids because they put large-capacity, low-loss power transmission into a compact package. One problem is replacing old 275-kV oil filled (OF) cables with cross-linked polyethylene insulated vinyl sheath cables (XLPE cables). This is difficult because XLPE cable has a lower transmission capacity than OF cable. In addition, the high concentration of public infrastructure underground makes it extremely difficult to build new ones. However, if 66-kV HTS cables can be installed inside existing underground conduits and can achieve a power capacity equivalent to conventional 275-kV cables, construction costs could be significantly reduced. Moreover, if XLPE cables are used for a 1,000 MVA-class transmission line, then three circuits of nine 275-kV single-core cables would be required, which would incur a transmission loss of 90 W/m/cct. Three circuits of three 66-kV Three-in-One HTS cables, however, with an AC loss of 1 W/m/ph@3 kA, heat invasion of 2 W/m, and cooling system efficiency of 0.1, would reduce transmission loss to less than three-fifths that of XLPE cables.

  6. Magnetic and magnetoresistance in half-doped manganite La{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.5}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.4}Ag{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3}

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    Smari, M., E-mail: smarimourad97@gmail.com [Laboratoire Physique Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, Sfax 3000 (Tunisia); Hamouda, R.; Walha, I.; Dhahri, E. [Laboratoire Physique Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Sfax, B.P. 1171, Sfax 3000 (Tunisia); Mompeán, F.J.; García-Hernández, Mar [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Madrid E-28049 (Spain)

    2015-09-25

    Highlights: • All compounds crystallize in an orthorhombic symmetry with Pnma space group. • The unit cell volume increase when increasing silver content. • Enhancement of the Curie temperature with silver concentration. • Magnetoresistive effect of the order of 75% at the charge-ordered temperature. - Abstract: La{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.5}MnO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.4}Ag{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} ceramics have been prepared by sol–gel methods and its magnetic properties, and electronic transport properties have been experimentally investigated. X-ray diffraction data reveal that all samples crystallize in a orthorhombic structure with Pnma space group. Magnetic measurements of La{sub 0.5}Ca{sub 0.5}MnO{sub 3} show multiple magnetic transitions, a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic and a ferromagnetic to charge-ordered antiferromagnetic. Two metal–semiconductor transitions (Tρ{sub 1} and Tρ{sub 2}) are observed in the electrical resistivity. The electrical resistivity decreases when an external magnetic field is applied rendering a magnetoresistive effect of the order of 75% at the charge-ordered temperature. All the samples clearly reveal the unusual low temperature resistivity minimum, presumably due to the combined effect of weak localization, electron–electron and electron–phonon scattering. The present results are discussed and possible explanations were given based on the related theory and previous reported results.

  7. The modulated structures of La{sub 2-x}Pr{sub x}O{sub 2}MnSe{sub 2} (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) and La{sub 2-x}Nd{sub x}O{sub 2}MnSe{sub 2} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.6)

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    Peschke, Simon; Johrendt, Dirk [Muenchen Univ. (Germany). Dept. Chemie

    2016-04-01

    The solid solutions La{sub 2-x}Pr{sub x}O{sub 2}MnSe{sub 2} (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) and La{sub 2-x}Nd{sub x}O{sub 2}MnSe{sub 2} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.6) were synthesized in a NaI/KI flux between 800 and 900 C. The selenide oxides adopt a ZrCuSiAs-related structure with modulated [MnSe{sub 2}]{sup 2-}-layers which consist of a mixture of edge- and corner-sharing MnSe{sub 4/2}-tetrahedra. The crystal structures are described with a (3+1)D model in superspace group Cmme(α{sup 1}/{sub 2})0s0. The modulation vector q can be controlled by partial substitution of La{sup 3+} for Pr{sup 3+} and Nd{sup 3+} via the unit cell volume leading to, amongst others, (La{sub 0.55}Pr{sub 0.45}){sub 2}O{sub 2}MnSe{sub 2} with α=1/6, which allows the projection onto 3D space by using a simple sixfold a axis.

  8. Strain-dependent magnetism and electrical conductivity of La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}CoO{sub 3}

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    Zeneli, Orkidia

    2011-07-11

    In this work, the effects of epitaxial strain and film thickness on the lattice structure, microstructure, magnetization and electrical conduction of La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}CoO{sub 3} (LSCO) (x=0.18 and 0.30) thin films have been studied using thickness-dependent film series on several types of single-crystalline substrates. Alternatively, the direct effect of strain has been probed using a piezoelectric substrate. La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}CoO{sub 3} is a ferromagnetic metal, whereas La{sub 0.82}Sr{sub 0.18}CoO{sub 3} is at the phase boundary between the ferromagnetic metal and an insulating spin glass phase. Epitaxial biaxial strain in La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}CoO{sub 3} (x=0.18-0.3) films is known to reduce the ferromagnetic double exchange interactions. It has further been suggested for the control of the crystal field splitting of the Co ions which may be utilized to manipulate the spin state. The LSCO (x = 0.18 and 0.30) films have been grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on substrates of LaAlO{sub 3}, SrTiO{sub 3}, (PbMg{sub 1/3}Nb{sub 2/3}O{sub 3}){sub 0.72}(PbTiO{sub 3}){sub 0.28} (PMN-PT) and (LaAlO{sub 3}){sub 0.3}(Sr{sub 2}TaAlO{sub 6}){sub 0.7} (LSAT), which provide different strain states and, in the case of PMN-PT, a reversibly controllable strain. Thickness-dependent series of La{sub 0.82}Sr{sub 0.18}CoO{sub 3} on SrTiO{sub 3} and LaAlO{sub 3} as well as of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}CoO{sub 3} on LSAT have been studied. The lattice parameters of the epitaxially grown films were determined from X-ray diffraction measurements (Bragg-Brentano method and reciprocal space mapping). Large tensile strains of 2% can be achieved in thicker films of up to 100 nm. On the other hand, the films under larger tensile strain have cracks and reveal ordered superstructures in HRTEM images which are tentatively attributed to ordered oxygen vacancies. The Curie temperature and the magnetic moment of the x=0.18 films increases towards larger film thickness in qualitative agreement

  9. Exotic Magnetic Orders and Their Interplay with Superconductivity

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    Christensen, Morten Holm

    Superconductivity represents one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century. The practical applications are numerous ranging from clean energy storage and MRI machines to quantum computers. However, the low temperatures required for superconductivity prohibits many practical...

  10. Magnetocaloric properties in La{sub 1−x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} thin films: Monte Carlo simulations

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    Restrepo-Parra, E., E-mail: erestrepopa@unal.edu.co; Ramos-Rivera, L.; Londoño-Navarro, J.

    2014-02-15

    The magnetocaloric effect (MCE) of La{sub 1−x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} was analyzed when varying the stoichiometry (x=0.2, 0.33, 0.4 and 0.5) and the external applied magnetic field. Simulations were carried out using the Monte Carlo method having a configuration ascribed by the set S{sub z} of all-site spin projections, under the Metropolis algorithm. La{sub 1−x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} is characterized for three types of magnetic ions corresponding to Mn{sup 4+} (S=3/2), which are bonded to Ca{sup 2+}, and Mn{sup 3+}(e{sub g}) and Mn{sup 3+}(e{sub g′}, S=2), which are both bonded to La{sup 3+}. Different interactions must be considered depending on the type of interacting ions. The entropy change ΔS in an isothermal process as well as the temperature change ΔT in an adiabatic process was determined with this model. Both ΔS and ΔT show stoichiometry-dependent maximums near the paramagnetic–ferromagnetic transition temperature (T{sub C}), confirming the order–disorder change at this temperature. The strong dependence in La{sub 1−x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} of the MCE on the stoichiometry and the external magnetic field makes this phenomenon important for different technological applications, particularly in refrigeration. - Highlights: • Thermal behavior of entropy, susceptibility and isothermal entropy change is studied. • ΔS and ΔT present a transition at the critical temperature depending on the stoichiometry. • Semi-classical Heisenberg Hamiltonian allows simulation of magnetocaloric effect in LCMO. • External magnetic field produces changes in ΔS and ΔT observed in the shifting of T{sub C}.

  11. Distribution change of oxygen vacancies in layered perovskite type(Sr, La){sub n+1}Fe{sub n}O{sub 3n+1} (n=3)

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    Kagomiya, Isao, E-mail: kagomiya@nitech.ac.jp; Jimbo, Keigo; Kakimoto, Ken-ichi

    2013-11-15

    To elucidate characteristic oxygen vacancy formation in layered perovskite (Sr, La){sub n+1}Fe{sub n}O{sub 3n+1} with the perovskite layer number: n=3, oxygen vacancy content δ of the (Sr{sub 0.775}La{sub 0.225}){sub 4}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 10−δ} (SLF4310) was investigated using a titration technique and a thermogravimetric analysis. The equilibrium constant K for the reduction reaction: Oo{sup ×}+2Fe{sub Fe}{sup ∙} (Fe{sup 4+})=1/2O{sub 2}+Vo{sup ∙∙}+2Fe{sub Fe}{sup ×}(Fe{sup 3+}) was estimated using the vacancy content δ. The Arrhenius plot of the K reveals slope change at approximately 775 °C. From the Rietveld analysis, the oxygen vacancies are the most remarkable at the O2 (O4) sites at lower (higher) temperatures than about 800 °C, which temperature is approximately comparable with that of slope change in the K. These facts mean that distribution of vacancy sites in the SLF4310 changes at approximately 775 °C, accompanying no structural phase transition. The vacancy distribution change affects to the ion conductivity of the SLF4310. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of (Sr{sub 0.775}La{sub 0.225}){sub 4}Fe{sub 3}O{sub 10−δ} (SLF4310) at 1000 °C. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Distribution change of oxygen vacancies is appeared at approximately 775 °C. • The distribution change with no structure phase transition is the first observation. • The vacancy distribution change affects the ion conductivity of the SLF4310.

  12. Structural and magnetic studies of La{sub 2}BMnO{sub 6} (B=Ni and Co) nanoparticles prepared by microwave sintering approach

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    Reddy, M. Penchal, E-mail: drlpenchal@gmail.com [Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha 2713 (Qatar); Shakoor, R.A., E-mail: shakoor@qu.edu.qa [Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha 2713 (Qatar); Mohamed, A.M.A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Suez University, Suez 43721 (Egypt)

    2016-07-01

    Double perovskite La{sub 2}BMnO{sub 6} (B=Ni and Co) nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by microwave sintering approach (MWS). The crystal structure properties of LBMO nanoparticles were systematically investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies (XPS). The morphological characteristic features were examined by TEM and SEM images. Magnetization measurements were carried out by employing a physical property measurement system (PPMS). Field cooled (FC) and Zero field cooled (ZFC) magnetization measurements under an applied field of 100 Oe and in the temperature range of 5–400 K were performed. The single-phase La{sub 2}Ni/CoMnO{sub 6} of about 40–50 nm size was synthesized at 900 °C for 10 min, without the formation of any intermediate phase. The magnetization values obtained in the present wok show magnitudes of 42.9 emu/g and 65.4 emu/g for LNMO and LCMO, respectively. It is further noted that microwave sintered sample showed higher saturation magnetization values than the conventionally sintered samples reported in the literature and thus are promising candidate for possible spintronic applications in novel devices. - Highlights: • La{sub 2}BMnO{sub 6} (B=Ni and Co) nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by microwave sintering approach. • Crystal structure was confirmed by XRD, FTIR and SEM. • Its structural, morphological, magnetic behavior is studied. • Outstanding saturation magnetization of 42.9 and 65.4 emu/g for LNMO and LCMO, respectively.

  13. Oxygen permeability, electronic conductivity and stability of La{sub 0.3}Sr{sub 0.7}CoO{sub 3}-based perovskites

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    Kharton, V.V. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal) and Institute of Physicochemical Problems, Belarus State University, 14 Leningradskaya Str., 220050 Minsk (Belarus)]. E-mail: kharton@cv.ua.pt; Tsipis, E.V. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Yaremchenko, A.A. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Marozau, I.P. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Viskup, A.P. [Institute of Physicochemical Problems, Belarus State University, 14 Leningradskaya Str., 220050 Minsk (Belarus); Frade, J.R. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Naumovich, E.N. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Institute of Physicochemical Problems, Belarus State University, 14 Leningradskaya Str., 220050 Minsk (Belarus)

    2006-09-25

    The electrical properties of perovskite-type (La{sub 0.3}Sr{sub 0.7}){sub 1-y}CoO{sub 3-{delta}} (y = 0-0.03) and La{sub 0.3}Sr{sub 0.7}Co{sub 0.8}M{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-{delta}} (M = Al, Ga), promising parent materials of dense mixed-conducting membranes for oxygen separation, were studied in the oxygen partial pressure range from 10{sup -14} to 0.5 atm. The steady-state oxygen permeation fluxes through cobaltite ceramics at 973-1223 K are limited by both bulk ionic conductivity and surface exchange kinetics. The substitution of cobalt with Al{sup 3+} or Ga{sup 3+} increases cubic perovskite unit cell volume, oxygen deficiency and Seebeck coefficient, whereas the thermal expansion, p-type electronic conductivity and oxygen permeability decrease. The creation of A-site cation vacancies, compensated by Co{sup 4+} formation, leads to higher p-type electronic conductivity and thermal expansion at temperatures above 700 K, whilst the ionic transport in A-site deficient cobaltite is lower than that in La{sub 0.3}Sr{sub 0.7}CoO{sub 3-{delta}}. Reducing oxygen pressure down to approximately 10{sup -5} atm results in transition into brownmillerite-type phases having essentially p(O{sub 2})-independent electrical properties until decomposition, which occurs at p(O{sub 2}) values 10{sup 2} to 10{sup 4} times higher compared to CoO/Co boundary. The average thermal expansion coefficients of cobaltite ceramics in air are (15.9-19.6) x 10{sup -6} K{sup -1} at 300-750 K and (27.9-29.7) x 10{sup -6} K{sup -1} at 750-1240 K.

  14. Transparent La{sub 2−x}Gd{sub x}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7} ceramics obtained by combustion method and vacuum sintering

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    Wang, Zhengjuan [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Zhou, Guohong, E-mail: sic_zhough@mail.sic.ac.cn [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Qin, Xianpeng; Yang, Yan [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China); Zhang, Guangjun [SCHOTT Glass Technologies (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., Suzhou 215009 (China); Menke, Yvonne [Schott AG, Corporate Research and Technology Development, Hattenbergstrasse 10, 55122 Mainz (Germany); Wang, Shiwei, E-mail: swwang51@mail.sic.ac.cn [Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)

    2014-02-05

    Highlights: • Combustion method and vacuum sintering were used to fabricate La{sub 2-x}Gd{sub x}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7}. • The lattice parameters decreased with the increase of Gd{sup 3+} concent(x). • The absorption edge of the transmittance curves shifted to UV region from 0.4-2.0. • All the ceramics have high n (2.08), making them candidate for optical lens. • With the increase of x, the effective atomic number and density increased. -- Abstract: Transparent La{sub 2−x}Gd{sub x}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7} (x = 0–2.0) ceramics were prepared via vacuum sintering from nanometric powders synthesized by a simple combustion method. The changes of phase composition, morphology and in-line transmittance of the resulting ceramics with Gd{sup 3+} content’s variation were investigated. With the increase of Gd{sup 3+} content, the samples keep the pyrochlore structure, but the X-ray diffraction peaks of the powders and ceramics shift to higher angle as the lattice parameters become smaller. All the ceramics are transparent with high in-line transmittance and high refractive index (2.08 @ 632.8 nm, x = 0.4–1.6). These results indicate that La{sub 2−x}Gd{sub x}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7} ceramics might be used as optical lens. Moreover, with the increase of Gd{sup 3+} content, the effective atomic number and density of the ceramics increase, therefore making them promising host candidates for scintillators.

  15. Structural and electrical characterization of La{sub 0.72}Ca{sub 0.28}MnO{sub 3} ceramic and thin films

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    Ma Ji [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China); Theingi, Mya [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China); Department of Chemistry, University of Yangon, Yangon 11181 (Myanmar); Zhang Hui; Ding Xuan [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China); Chen Qingming, E-mail: chqm99@yahoo.com [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China)

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer La{sub 0.72}Ca{sub 0.28}MnO{sub 3} films were prepared on flat and 15 Degree-Sign vicinal cut LaAlO{sub 3} substrate by pulsed laser deposition method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The target used was fabricated with powders synthesized through sol-gel process. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Rocking curve and atomic force microscope images demonstrate the high crystalline quality. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The film deposited on tilted substrate shows a more uniform grain size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The film deposited on tilted substrate shows a larger temperature coefficient of resistance value (11.3%). - Abstract: La{sub 1-x}Ca{sub x}MnO{sub 3} bulk ceramic with Ca content of 0.28 was sintered from nano-powders synthesized by sol-gel method. Epitaxial thin films of La{sub 0.72}Ca{sub 0.28}MnO{sub 3} have been prepared on both untilted and 15 Degree-Sign vicinal cut LaAlO{sub 3} (0 0 1) substrates by pulsed laser deposition technique. The structure and surface morphology of LCMO samples (powders, target and films) were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope and atom force microscope. The temperature dependence of the resistance was also studied. Large temperature coefficient of resistance value of 11.3% at 234.1 K was obtained for the film grown on titled substrate.

  16. Impact of the structural anisotropy of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4+δ} on on high temperature surface modifications and diffusion of oxygen

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    Gauquelin, Nicolas

    2010-11-29

    La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4+δ} was first studied due to its structural similarities with the High Temperature superconductor La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4+δ} and more recently due to its promise as a cathode material in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells as well as an oxygen exchange membrane. It crystallizes in the K{sub 2}NiF{sub 4} layered structure and accommodates highly mobile oxygen at its ground state and is therefore overstoichiometric. During this thesis, pure single crystals of La{sub 2}NiO{sub 4+δ} were successfully grown using the floating-zone method, subsequently characterized using neutron and Laue Backscattering diffraction and oriented pieces of single crystal with [100] and [001] orientation were prepared. The surface morphology behavior after long term exposure to high temperature in different atmospheres was observed using microscopy techniques because stability at high temperature is required for application purposes and it was discovered a structural change to nickel-rich phases at T>1173 K. The sensibility of the oxygen non-stoichiometry to cooling was studied and subsequently a new {sup 18}O-{sup 18}O exchange apparatus allowing quenching of the samples using liquid nitrogen was developed. Oxygen selfdiffusion was studied using SIMS in the range 673-873K in both [100] and [001] crystallographic directions. The effect of the disorientation of the sample surface on the determination of the slowest diffusion coefficient was discovered and revealed the very strong anisotropy (>5 orders of magnitude difference) between the different diffusion paths. Finally using HTXRD and oxygen release experiments, it was shown that oxygen diffusion from interstitial oxygen starts to be relevant at 550-600 K and a change of behavior is observed around 700 K, corresponding to a possible change in the diffusion mechanism from interstitial to interstitialcy.

  17. Superconducting gap anomaly in heavy fermion systems

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    G C Rout; M S Ojha; S N Behera

    2008-04-01

    The heavy fermion system (HFS) is described by the periodic Anderson model (PAM), treating the Coulomb correlation between the -electrons in the mean-field Hartree-Fock approximation. Superconductivity is introduced by a BCS-type pairing term among the conduction electrons. Within this approximation the equation for the superconducting gap is derived, which depends on the effective position of the energy level of the -electrons relative to the Fermi level. The latter in turn depends on the occupation probability f of the -electrons. The gap equation is solved self-consistently with the equation for f; and their temperature dependences are studied for different positions of the bare -electron energy level, with respect to the Fermi level. The dependence of the superconducting gap on the hybridization leads to a re-entrant behaviour with increasing strength. The induced pairing between the -electrons and the pairing of mixed conduction and -electrons due to hybridization are also determined. The temperature dependence of the hybridization parameter, which characterizes the number of electrons with mixed character and represents the number of heavy electrons is studied. This number is shown to be small. The quasi-particle density of states (DOS) shows the existence of a pseudo-gap due to superconductivity and the signature of a hybridization gap at the Fermi level. For the choice of the model parameters, the DOS shows that the HFS is a metal and undergoes a transition to the gap-less superconducting state.

  18. Superconductivity Bordering Rashba Type Topological Transition

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    Jin, M. L.; Sun, F.; Xing, L. Y.; Zhang, S. J.; Feng, S. M.; Kong, P. P.; Li, W. M.; Wang, X. C.; Zhu, J. L.; Long, Y. W.; Bai, H. Y.; Gu, C. Z.; Yu, R. C.; Yang, W. G.; Shen, G. Y.; Zhao, Y. S.; Mao, H. K.; Jin, C. Q.

    2017-01-01

    Strong spin orbital interaction (SOI) can induce unique quantum phenomena such as topological insulators, the Rashba effect, or p-wave superconductivity. Combining these three quantum phenomena into a single compound has important scientific implications. Here we report experimental observations of consecutive quantum phase transitions from a Rashba type topological trivial phase to topological insulator state then further proceeding to superconductivity in a SOI compound BiTeI tuned via pressures. The electrical resistivity measurement with V shape change signals the transition from a Rashba type topological trivial to a topological insulator phase at 2 GPa, which is caused by an energy gap close then reopen with band inverse. Superconducting transition appears at 8 GPa with a critical temperature TC of 5.3 K. Structure refinements indicate that the consecutive phase transitions are correlated to the changes in the Bi-Te bond and bond angle as function of pressures. The Hall Effect measurements reveal an intimate relationship between superconductivity and the unusual change in carrier density that points to possible unconventional superconductivity.

  19. Superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped picene.

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    Mitsuhashi, Ryoji; Suzuki, Yuta; Yamanari, Yusuke; Mitamura, Hiroki; Kambe, Takashi; Ikeda, Naoshi; Okamoto, Hideki; Fujiwara, Akihiko; Yamaji, Minoru; Kawasaki, Naoko; Maniwa, Yutaka; Kubozono, Yoshihiro

    2010-03-04

    Efforts to identify and develop new superconducting materials continue apace, motivated by both fundamental science and the prospects for application. For example, several new superconducting material systems have been developed in the recent past, including calcium-intercalated graphite compounds, boron-doped diamond and-most prominently-iron arsenides such as LaO(1-x)F(x)FeAs (ref. 3). In the case of organic superconductors, however, no new material system with a high superconducting transition temperature (T(c)) has been discovered in the past decade. Here we report that intercalating an alkali metal into picene, a wide-bandgap semiconducting solid hydrocarbon, produces metallic behaviour and superconductivity. Solid potassium-intercalated picene (K(x)picene) shows T(c) values of 7 K and 18 K, depending on the metal content. The drop of magnetization in K(x)picene solids at the transition temperature is sharp (<2 K), similar to the behaviour of Ca-intercalated graphite. The T(c) of 18 K is comparable to that of K-intercalated C(60) (ref. 4). This discovery of superconductivity in K(x)picene shows that organic hydrocarbons are promising candidates for improved T(c) values.

  20. Superconductivity Bordering Rashba Type Topological Transition

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    Jin, M. L.; Sun, F.; Xing, L. Y.; Zhang, S. J.; Feng, S. M.; Kong, P. P.; Li, W. M.; Wang, X. C.; Zhu, J. L.; Long, Y. W.; Bai, H. Y.; Gu, C. Z.; Yu, R. C.; Yang, W. G.; Shen, G. Y.; Zhao, Y. S.; Mao, H. K.; Jin, C. Q.

    2017-01-04

    Strong spin orbital interaction (SOI) can induce unique quantum phenomena such as topological insulators, the Rashba effect, or p-wave superconductivity. Combining these three quantum phenomena into a single compound has important scientific implications. Here we report experimental observations of consecutive quantum phase transitions from a Rashba type topological trivial phase to topological insulator state then further proceeding to superconductivity in a SOI compound BiTeI tuned via pressures. The electrical resistivity measurement with V shape change signals the transition from a Rashba type topological trivial to a topological insulator phase at 2 GPa, which is caused by an energy gap close then reopen with band inverse. Superconducting transition appears at 8 GPa with a critical temperature TC of 5.3 K. Structure refinements indicate that the consecutive phase transitions are correlated to the changes in the Bi–Te bond and bond angle as function of pressures. The Hall Effect measurements reveal an intimate relationship between superconductivity and the unusual change in carrier density that points to possible unconventional superconductivity.

  1. Overview of Superconductivity and Challenges in Applications

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    Flükiger, Rene

    2012-01-01

    Considerable progress has been achieved during the last few decades in the various fields of applied superconductivity, while the related low temperature technology has reached a high level. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) are so far the most successful applications, with tens of thousands of units worldwide, but high potential can also be recognized in the energy sector, with high energy cables, transformers, motors, generators for wind turbines, fault current limiters and devices for magnetic energy storage. A large number of magnet and cable prototypes have been constructed, showing in all cases high reliability. Large projects involving the construction of magnets, solenoids as well as dipoles and quadrupoles are described in the present book. A very large project, the LHC, is currently in operation, demonstrating that superconductivity is a reliable technology, even in a device of unprecedented high complexity. A project of similar complexity is ITER, a fusion device that is presently under construction. This article starts with a brief historical introduction to superconductivity as a phenomenon, and some fundamental properties necessary for the understanding of the technical behavior of superconductors are described. The introduction of superconductivity in the industrial cycle faces many challenges, first for the properties of the base elements, e.g. the wires, tapes and thin films, then for the various applied devices, where a number of new difficulties had to be resolved. A variety of industrial applications in energy, medicine and communications are briefly presented, showing how superconductivity is now entering the market.

  2. Exotic Magnetic Orders and Their Interplay with Superconductivity

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    Christensen, Morten Holm

    applications. The more recent discovery of high-temperature superconductors, with superconducting transition temperatures above 100~K, has led to the hope that superconductivity at room-temperature might be achievable, although a complete theoretical understanding of the high-temperature superconductors......Superconductivity represents one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century. The practical applications are numerous ranging from clean energy storage and MRI machines to quantum computers. However, the low temperatures required for superconductivity prohibits many practical...

  3. Room temperature mechanosynthesis of the La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}} (0{<=}x{<=}1) system and microstructural study

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    Sayagues, M.J., E-mail: sayagues@cica.es [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Centro mixto CSIC-US, Av. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092 Seville (Spain); Cordoba, J.M.; Gotor, F.J. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Centro mixto CSIC-US, Av. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092 Seville (Spain)

    2012-04-15

    Monophase nanocrystalline powders belonging to the La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}} system (0{<=}x{<=}1) with a perovskite structure have been obtained by mechanochemistry synthesis using a planetary ball milling equipment from La{sub 2}O{sub 3}, SrO, and Mn{sub 2}O{sub 3} mixtures. The solid state reaction was complete after one hour of milling treatment. For all the compositional range, the diffraction domain was very small and the structure appeared as a pseudo cubic perovskite. After annealing at 1100 Degree-Sign C under static air, the symmetry evolution due to the La substitution by Sr was analyzed by X-ray and electron diffraction. Samples with x=0, 0.25, 0.5, and 0.75 were assigned to R-3c space group (1 6 7) in the rhombohedral system and perovskite structure. However, the symmetry of the last term of the system (x=1), SrMnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}} sample, changed to P6{sub 3}/mmc space group (1 9 4) in the hexagonal system. The terms with x=0.8, 0.85, and 0.9 presented mainly rhombohedral symmetry. - Graphical abstract: SEM micrographs corresponding to milled (M) and Heated (H) samples: LaMnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}}(M1 and H1) La{sub 0.75}Sr{sub 0.25}MnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}}(M2 and H2,) and SrMnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}}(M8 and H8). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis of La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3{+-}{delta}} by mechanochemistry, a very simple and scalable method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer System with rhombohedral perovskite structure forming a solid solution till x=0.9. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Powder material with nanometer character that reduces the sinterization temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Appropriate Microstructure for cathode electrodes to built SOFCs.

  4. Unusual x-ray transport phenomena in La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3}

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    Casa, D.; Keimer, B.; Zimmermann, M. v.; Hill, J. P.; Habermeier, H. U.; Razavi, F. S.

    2001-09-01

    An interesting memory effect occurs when La{sub 1-x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} (x{approx}1/8) is repeatedly exposed to x rays. While the ''dark'' conductivity remains unaffected by the irradiation history, the conductivity is markedly enhanced upon exposure to x rays at low temperatures. Immediately after renewed exposure, it recovers the value attained at the end of the previous exposure. We provide a qualitative explanation of this unusual effect in terms of three distinct states with different orbital correlations.

  5. Electric and structural properties of single crystal La{sub 0.95}Sr{sub 2.05}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7}

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    Kodama, Y.; Nakanishi, Y.; Yoshimoto, N.; Yoshizawa, M

    2003-05-01

    We have grown the single crystal of the bi-layered manganaites La{sub 2-2x}Sr{sub 1+2x}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7} for x=0.525 by the optical floating zone furnace. The quality of obtained sample was evaluated by X-ray diffraction measurement. The electric and magnetic properties were also evaluated by the resistivity ({rho}) and magnetic susceptibility ({chi}) measurements, respectively. A clear anomaly was observed around 210 K in both {rho} and {chi} measurements. These results are compared with previous studies done by other groups, from the view of the oxygen concentration.

  6. Hall effect in La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} thin films

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    Granada, M. E-mail: granadam@cab.cnea.gov.ar; Maiorov, B.; Sirena, M.; Steren, L.B.; Guimpel, J

    2004-05-01

    We studied the temperature and thickness dependence of the transport properties of La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} films. Hall voltage and magnetoresistance measurements on 10 and 150 nm thick films were performed with this purpose. From the ordinary Hall component, we calculated the density of carriers, which has hole-character and is systematically lower than that expected from the chemical composition of the manganite in both samples. Localization effects observed at low temperature in the resistivity of the thinner film, associated with the substrate-induced disorder, are correlated with a decrease of the density of carriers.

  7. Substrate influence on the magnetoresistance and magnetic order in La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} films

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    Steren, L.B. E-mail: steren@cab.cnea.gov.ar; Sirena, M.; Guimpel, J

    2000-03-01

    We report structural, magnetic and transport measurements on La{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} thin films grown on MgO and TiSrO{sub 3} substrates with thickness varying from 5 to 500 nm. We find that the lattice mismatch between substrates and films affects the morphology and induced-strains of the films. We show that these two different effects strongly influence the ferromagnetic order, the metal-insulator transition, the localization of the current carriers and the magnetoresistance of these materials.

  8. Metastability in the resistance of polycrystalline La{sub 0.8}Li{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3}

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    Knott, J.C.; Lewis, R.A. [Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW (Australia)

    2009-07-15

    Bulk polycrystalline La{sub 0.8}Li{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} is found to switch between a low-resistance state and a high-resistance state on thermal cycling. The low-temperature, high-resistance state exhibits strong electroresistance whereas the high-temperature, low-resistance state does not. The change in resistance between the two distinct states is of two orders of magnitude. It is proposed that the observed metastability may serve as the basis for resistive thermal-switching devices. (copyright 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  9. Lattice distortion-induced phase transformations in La{sub 1-y}Pr{sub y}MnO{sub 3+{delta}} manganites

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    Bukhanko, F. N., E-mail: buhanko@mail.fti.ac.donetsk.ua [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Donetsk Physicotechnical Institute (Ukraine)

    2013-04-15

    The structural and magnetic phase transformations that occur in the system of self-doped La{sub 1-y}Pr{sub y}MnO{sub 3+{delta}} ({delta} Almost-Equal-To 0.1, 0 {<=} y {<=} 1) manganites in the temperature range 4.2-300 K are studied by X-ray diffraction and measuring the temperature and field dependences of dc magnetization. The low-temperature magnetic phase transformations induced by the substitution of Pr for La correlate well with the structural phase transformations at T = 300 K, which indicates a strong coupling of the electronic and magnetic subsystems of La{sub 1-y}Pr{sub y}MnO{sub 3+{delta}} manganites with the crystal lattice. The anomalies of the magnetic and structural properties detected in this work in the form of peaks and inflection points in the concentration dependences of the magnetization and lattice parameters of the pseudocubic phase of La{sub 1-y}Pr{sub y}MnO{sub 3+{delta}} (0.1 {<=} y {<=} 0.7) in the temperature range 4.2-300 K are explained in terms of the existing concepts of the effect of Fermi surface nesting on the renormalization of the density of states and the hole dispersion near E{sub F} in the presence of a strong coupling of holes with low-frequency optical phonons, which results in their transformation into quasiparticles. The narrow peak in the magnetization curve M(y) of La{sub 1-y}Pr{sub y}MnO{sub 3+{delta}} that is detected near y = 0.3 at T = 4.2 K is assumed to correspond to the peak of coherence of quasiparticles with a low energy of coupling with the crystal lattice near E{sub F}, which was found earlier in the photoelectron emission spectra of manganites. The disappearance of the narrow magnetization peak with increasing Pr concentration is explained by the transition of charge carriers from the mode of 'light' holes weakly coupled to one of the soft phonons to the mode of 'heavy' holes strongly coupled to several phonons. The transition between phases with strongly different effective quasiparticle

  10. Normal-state charge dynamics of ternary platinum germanide superconductor La{sub 2}Pt{sub 3}Ge{sub 5}

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    Song, S. J.; Moon, S. J. [Dept. of Physics, Hanyang University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Sung, N. H.; Cho, B. K. [Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-12-15

    We report on the infrared spectroscopic studies of the normal-state electronic response of rare-earth ternary platinum germanide superconductor La{sub 2}Pt{sub 3}Ge{sub 5}. We analyzed the temperature-dependent optical conductivity spectra using the Drude-Lorentz oscillator model. We found that the two Drude responses with distinct scattering rates are required to explain the charge dynamics at 10 K while a single Drude mode could reproduce the far-infrared conductivity at higher temperatures. Our results indicated the two-band character of the electronic structure and highlighted the disparate temperature evolution of the electrodynamics of the two electronic states.

  11. Ferromagnetic resonance in a crystal of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}

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    Lofland, S.E.; Bhagat, S.M.; Kwon, C. [Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-4111 (United States); Tyagi, S.D. [Department of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Mukovskii, Y.M.; Karabashev, S.G. [Moscow State Steel and Alloys Institute, Leninskii prosp., 4 Moscow, 117936 (Russia); Balbashov, A.M. [Moscow Power Engineering Institute Krasnokazarmennaya st. 14 105835 Moscow (Russia)

    1997-04-01

    A single crystal of La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} was grown by the floating zone method. The ferromagnetic resonance linewidth at 8.5 GHz has a minimum of 50 Oe at 340 K and increases with lowering temperature. This is indicative of some residual inhomogeneity. The anisotropy of the resonance field was studied as a function of angle in the sample plane, and we find a small uniaxial anisotropy, {ital H}{sub an}{congruent}230 Oe at 77 K. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  12. Temperature-tuned natural ferromagnetic resonances in La{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3}

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    Lofland, S.E.; Ray, V.; Kim, P.H.; Bhagat, S.M. [Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4111 (United States); Ghosh, K.; Greene, R.L. [Center for Superconductivity Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4111 (United States); Karabashev, S.G.; Shulyatev, D.A.; Arsenov, A.A.; Mukovskii, Y. [Moscow State Steel and Alloys Institute, Leninskii Prospect 4, Moscow, 117936 (Russian Federation)

    1997-12-08

    We present the results of an investigation into the zero-field microwave absorption in La{sub 0.9}Sr{sub 0.1}MnO{sub 3} for frequencies ranging from 2 to 35 GHz. The temperature dependence of the microwave loss at zero applied field displays two peaks for frequencies less than 15 GHz. These peaks can be ascribed to temperature tuning of the internal anisotropy field to satisfy the conditions for ferromagnetic resonance. (author). Letter-to-the-editor.

  13. Global and local superconductivity in boron-doped granular diamond.

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    Zhang, Gufei; Turner, Stuart; Ekimov, Evgeny A; Vanacken, Johan; Timmermans, Matias; Samuely, Tomás; Sidorov, Vladimir A; Stishov, Sergei M; Lu, Yinggang; Deloof, Bart; Goderis, Bart; Van Tendeloo, Gustaaf; Van de Vondel, Joris; Moshchalkov, Victor V

    2014-04-02

    Strong granularity-correlated and intragrain modulations of the superconducting order parameter are demonstrated in heavily boron-doped diamond situated not yet in the vicinity of the metal-insulator transition. These modulations at the superconducting state (SC) and at the global normal state (NS) above the resistive superconducting transition, reveal that local Cooper pairing sets in prior to the global phase coherence.

  14. The advantages and challenges of superconducting magnets in particle therapy

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    Gerbershagen, Alexander; Calzolaio, Ciro; Meer, David; Sanfilippo, Stéphane; Schippers, Marco

    2016-08-01

    This paper provides an overview of the current developments in superconducting magnets for applications in proton and ion therapy. It summarizes the benefits and challenges regarding the utilization of these magnets in accelerating systems (e.g. superconducting cyclotrons) and gantries. The paper also provides examples of currently used superconducting particle therapy systems and proposed designs.

  15. Superconducting Dome in a Gate-Tuned Band Insulator

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    Ye, J. T.; Zhang, Y. J.; Akashi, R.; Bahramy, M. S.; Arita, R.; Iwasa, Y.

    2012-01-01

    A dome-shaped superconducting region appears in the phase diagrams of many unconventional superconductors. In doped band insulators, however, reaching optimal superconductivity by the fine-tuning of carriers has seldom been seen. We report the observation of a superconducting dome in the temperature

  16. Development and testing of a 50 KA, pulsed superconducting cable

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    Wollan; DeClerc, J.; Hamilton, W.; Zeitlin, B.

    1983-05-01

    Prototype cables for 7.5 T, pulsed field application in tokamak poloidal field coils have been designed, fabricated, and evaluated. Successful fabrication of a 10 m superconducting sample represents the largest superconducting cable ever made. Details of the fabrication, the problems expected and encountered, and the solutions to those problems are discussed. Results of stability measurements on the superconducting prototype also are presented.

  17. A superconducting large-angle magnetic suspension

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    Downer, James R.; Anastas, George V., Jr.; Bushko, Dariusz A.; Flynn, Frederick J.; Goldie, James H.; Gondhalekar, Vijay; Hawkey, Timothy J.; Hockney, Richard L.; Torti, Richard P.

    1992-01-01

    SatCon Technology Corporation has completed a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 program to develop a Superconducting Large-Angle Magnetic Suspension (LAMS) for the NASA Langley Research Center. The Superconducting LAMS was a hardware demonstration of the control technology required to develop an advanced momentum exchange effector. The Phase 2 research was directed toward the demonstration for the key technology required for the advanced concept CMG, the controller. The Phase 2 hardware consists of a superconducting solenoid ('source coils') suspended within an array of nonsuperconducting coils ('control coils'), a five-degree-of-freedom positioning sensing system, switching power amplifiers, and a digital control system. The results demonstrated the feasibility of suspending the source coil. Gimballing (pointing the axis of the source coil) was demonstrated over a limited range. With further development of the rotation sensing system, enhanced angular freedom should be possible.

  18. Topological superconductivity in bilayer Rashba system.

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    Nakosai, Sho; Tanaka, Yukio; Nagaosa, Naoto

    2012-04-06

    We theoretically study a possible topological superconductivity in the interacting two layers of Rashba systems, which can be fabricated by the heterostructures of semiconductors and oxides. The hybridization, which induces the gap in the single particle dispersion, and the electron-electron interaction between the two layers leads to the novel phase diagram of the superconductivity. It is found that the topological superconductivity without breaking time-reversal symmetry is realized when (i) the Fermi energy is within the hybridization gap, and (ii) the interlayer interaction is repulsive, both of which can be satisfied in realistic systems. Edge channels are studied in a tight-binding model numerically, and the several predictions on experiments are also given.

  19. Method for Producing Substrates for Superconducting Layers

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    2015-01-01

    There is provided a method for producing a substrate suitable for supporting an elongated superconducting element, wherein one or more elongated strips of masking material are placed on a solid element (202) so as to form one or more exposed elongated areas being delimited on one or two sides...... by elongated strip of masking material, and placing filling material on the solid element so that each exposed elongated area within the one or more exposed elongated areas is covered by a portion of filling material (318a-c) where each portion of filling material also covers at least a portion of the adjacent...... the portion of filling material and the solid element. The method may further comprise placing buffer material (640) and or superconducting material (642, 644, 646)) on the substrate, so as to provide a superconducting structure (601) with reduced AC losses....

  20. Superconducting homopolar motor and conductor development

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    Gubser, Donald U.

    1996-10-01

    The U.S. Navy has been developing superconducting homopolar motors for ship applications since 1969; a successful at-sea demonstration of the first motor, using NbTi wire for the magnet, was achieved in the early 1980s. Recently, this same motor was used as a test bed to demonstrate progress in high-critical-temperature superconducting magnet technology using bismuth-strontium- calcium-copper-oxide (BSCCO) compounds. In the fall of 1995, this motor achieved a performance of 124 kW operating at a temperature of 4.2 K and 91 kW while operating at 28 K. Future tests are scheduled using new magnets with conductors of both the 2223 and the 2212 BSCCO phases. This article describes the advantages of superconducting propulsion and recent progress in the development of BSCCO conductors for use in Navy power systems.

  1. International Workshop on Novel Mechanisms of Superconductivity

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    Wolf, Stuart A; Novel superconductivity

    1987-01-01

    The Novel Mechanisms of Superconductivity Conference was initially conceived in the early part of 1986 as a small, 2-1/2 day workshop of 40-70 scientists, both theorists and experimentalists interested in exploring the possible evidence for exotic, non phononic superconductivity. Of course, the historic discoveries of high temperature oxide superconductors by Bednorz and Mftller and the subsequent enhancements by the Houston/Alabama groups made such a small conference impractical. The conference necessarily had to expand, 2-1/2 days became 4-1/2 days and superconductivity in the high Tc oxides became the largest single topic in the workshop. In fact, this conference became the first major conference on this topic and thus, these proceedings are also the first maj or publication. However, heavy fermion, organic and low carrier concentration superconductors remained a very important part of this workshop and articles by the leaders in these fields are included in these proceedings. Ultimately the work...

  2. Applied superconductivity handbook on devices and applications

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    2015-01-01

    This wide-ranging presentation of applied superconductivity, from fundamentals and materials right up to the latest applications, is an essential reference for physicists and engineers in academic research as well as in the field. Readers looking for a systematic overview on superconducting materials will expand their knowledge and understanding of both low and high Tc superconductors, including organic and magnetic materials. Technology, preparation and characterization are covered for several geometries, but the main benefit of this work lies in its broad coverage of significant applications in power engineering or passive devices, such as filter and antenna or magnetic shields. The reader will also find information on superconducting magnets for diverse applications in mechanical engineering, particle physics, fusion research, medicine and biomagnetism, as well as materials processing. SQUIDS and their usage in medicine or geophysics are thoroughly covered as are applications in quantum metrology, and, las...

  3. Deterministic phase slips in mesoscopic superconducting rings

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    Petković, I.; Lollo, A.; Glazman, L. I.; Harris, J. G. E.

    2016-11-01

    The properties of one-dimensional superconductors are strongly influenced by topological fluctuations of the order parameter, known as phase slips, which cause the decay of persistent current in superconducting rings and the appearance of resistance in superconducting wires. Despite extensive work, quantitative studies of phase slips have been limited by uncertainty regarding the order parameter's free-energy landscape. Here we show detailed agreement between measurements of the persistent current in isolated flux-biased rings and Ginzburg-Landau theory over a wide range of temperature, magnetic field and ring size; this agreement provides a quantitative picture of the free-energy landscape. We also demonstrate that phase slips occur deterministically as the barrier separating two competing order parameter configurations vanishes. These results will enable studies of quantum and thermal phase slips in a well-characterized system and will provide access to outstanding questions regarding the nature of one-dimensional superconductivity.

  4. NATO Advanced Study Institute on Superconducting Electronics

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    Nisenhoff, Martin; Superconducting Electronics

    1989-01-01

    The genesis of the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) upon which this volume is based, occurred during the summer of 1986 when we came to the realization that there had been significant progress during the early 1980's in the field of superconducting electronics and in applications of this technology. Despite this progress, there was a perception among many engineers and scientists that, with the possible exception of a limited number of esoteric fundamental studies and applications (e.g., the Josephson voltage standard or the SQUID magnetometer), there was no significant future for electronic systems incorporating superconducting elements. One of the major reasons for this perception was the aversion to handling liquid helium or including a closed-cycle helium liquefier. In addition, many critics felt that IBM's cancellation of its superconducting computer project in 1983 was "proof" that superconductors could not possibly compete with semiconductors in high-speed signal processing. From our persp...

  5. Antiferromagnetic spin wave and the superconductivity

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    Koh, Shun-ichiro

    2000-07-01

    The neutron scattering of UPd 2Al 3 showed that a sharp peak, which is absent in the normal phase, appears in the superconducting phase (Metoki et al., J. Phys. Soc. Japan 66 (1997) 2560; Bernhoeft et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998) 4244). Assuming this excitation to be an antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin-wave, this paper deals with its enhancement by the superconductivity. Applying the slave-boson formalism, we consider the AFM ordering as a spin-density-wave (Koh, Phys. Lett. A 253 (1999) 98). Above Tc, the spin-wave suffers an energy dissipation due to the conduction electron. Below Tc, the superconductivity suppresses the dissipation, resulting in the growth of the AFM spin-wave.

  6. Power applications for superconducting cables in Denmark

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    Tønnesen, Ole; Østergaard, Jacob; Olsen, S. Krüger

    1999-01-01

    In Denmark a growing concern for environmental protection has lead to wishes that the open country is kept free of overhead lines as far as possible. New lines under 100 kV and existing 60/50 kV lines should be established as underground cables. Superconducting cables represent an interesting...... alternative to conventional cables, as they are able to transmit two or more times the energy than a conventional cable. HTS cables with a room temperature dielectric design are especially interesting as a target for replacing overhead lines. Superconducting cables in the overall network are of interest...... in cases such as transmission of energy into cities and through areas of special interest. The planned large groups of windmills in Denmark generating up to 2000 MVA or more both on dry land and off-shore will be an obvious case for the application of superconducting AC or DC cables. These opportunities...

  7. Superconductivity in carrier-doped silicon carbide

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    Takahiro Muranaka, Yoshitake Kikuchi, Taku Yoshizawa, Naoki Shirakawa and Jun Akimitsu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We report growth and characterization of heavily boron-doped 3C-SiC and 6H-SiC and Al-doped 3C-SiC. Both 3C-SiC:B and 6H-SiC:B reveal type-I superconductivity with a critical temperature Tc=1.5 K. On the other hand, Al-doped 3C-SiC (3C-SiC:Al shows type-II superconductivity with Tc=1.4 K. Both SiC:Al and SiC:B exhibit zero resistivity and diamagnetic susceptibility below Tc with effective hole-carrier concentration n higher than 1020 cm−3. We interpret the different superconducting behavior in carrier-doped p-type semiconductors SiC:Al, SiC:B, Si:B and C:B in terms of the different ionization energies of their acceptors.

  8. Electromagnetic radiation of superconducting cosmic strings

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    Rogozin, D. A.; Zadorozhna, L. V.

    2013-12-01

    Cosmic strings are relics of the early Universe which can be formed during the phase transitions of fields with spontaneously broken symmetry in the early Universe. Their existence finds support in modern superstrings theories, both in compactification models and in theories with extended additional dimensions. Strings can hold currents, effectively become electrically superconducting wires of astrophysical dimensions. Superconducting cosmic strings can serve as powerful sources of non-thermal radiation in wide energy range. Mechanisms of radiation are synchrotron, synchrotron self-Compton and inverse-Compton on CMB photons radiation of electrons accelerated by bow shock wave, created by magnetosphere of relativistically moving string in intergalactic medium (IGM). Expected fluxes of radiation from the shocked plasma around superconducting cosmic strings are calculated for strings with various tensions and for different cases of their location. Possibilities of strings detection by existing facilities are estimated.

  9. Future of IT, PT and superconductivity technology

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    Tanaka, Shoji

    2003-10-01

    Recently the Information Technology is developing very rapidly and the total traffic on the Internet is increasing dramatically. The numerous equipments connected to the Internet must be operated at very high-speed and the electricity consumed in the Internet is also increasing. Superconductivity devices of very high-speed and very low power consumption must be introduced. These superconducting devices will play very important roles in the future information society. Coated conductors will be used to generate extremely high magnetic fields of beyond 20 T at low temperatures. At the liquid nitrogen temperature they can find many applications in a wide range of Power Technology and other industries, since we have already large critical current and brilliant magnetic field dependences in some prototypes of coated conductors. It is becoming certain that the market for the superconductivity technology will be opened between the years of 2005 and 2010.

  10. Nonlocal transport in superconducting oxide nanostructures

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    Veazey, Joshua; Cheng, Guanglei; Lu, Shicheng; Tomczyk, Michelle; Irvin, Patrick; Huang, Mengchen; Wung Bark, Chung; Ryu, Sangwoo; Eom, Chang-Beom; Levy, Jeremy

    2013-03-01

    We report nonlocal transport signatures in the superconducting state of nanostructures formed[2] at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface using conductive AFM lithography. Nonlocal resistances (nonlocal voltage divided by current) are as large as 200 Ω when 2-10 μm separate the current-carrying segments from the voltage-sensing leads. The nonlocal resistance reverses sign at the local critical current of the superconducting state. Features observed in the nonlocal V-I curves evolve with back gate voltage and magnetic field, and are correlated with the local four-terminal V-I curves. We discuss how nonlocal and local transport effects in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 nanostructures may result from the electronic phase separation and superconducting inhomogeneity reported by others in planar structures[3]. This work is supported by AFOSR (FA9550-10-1-0524) and NSF DMR-0906443

  11. Development of superconducting magnetic bearing with superconducting coil and bulk superconductor for flywheel energy storage system

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    Arai, Y.; Seino, H.; Yoshizawa, K.; Nagashima, K.

    2013-11-01

    We have been developing superconducting magnetic bearing for flywheel energy storage system to be applied to the railway system. The bearing consists of a superconducting coil as a stator and bulk superconductors as a rotor. A flywheel disk connected to the bulk superconductors is suspended contactless by superconducting magnetic bearings (SMBs). We have manufactured a small scale device equipped with the SMB. The flywheel was rotated contactless over 2000 rpm which was a frequency between its rigid body mode and elastic mode. The feasibility of this SMB structure was demonstrated.

  12. The insulating-to-superconducting transition in europium high-temperature superconducting ceramics

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    Rosenbaum, R

    1997-01-01

    Experiment resistivity data on high-temperature superconducting ceramics of fully oxygenated EuBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 sub - sub x Co sub x O sub y show that the insulating-to-superconducting transitions take place at liquid-helium temperature, provided that the cobalt fraction x exceeds 0.3. The resistivity follows a simple power-law dependence rho propor to T sup - sup 1 sup / sup 2 , attributed to electron-electron interactions. A model based upon intrinsic Josephson tunnelling junctions is suggested to explain the transition from insulating to superconducting states. (author)

  13. Can doping graphite trigger room temperature superconductivity? Evidence for granular high-temperature superconductivity in water-treated graphite powder.

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    Scheike, T; Böhlmann, W; Esquinazi, P; Barzola-Quiquia, J; Ballestar, A; Setzer, A

    2012-11-14

    Granular superconductivity in powders of small graphite grains (several tens of micrometers) is demonstrated after treatment with pure water. The temperature, magnetic field and time dependence of the magnetic moment of the treated graphite powder provides evidence for the existence of superconducting vortices with some similarities to high-temperature granular superconducting oxides but even at temperatures above 300 K. Room temperature superconductivity in doped graphite or at its interfaces appears to be possible.

  14. Spontaneous fluxoid formation in superconducting loops

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    Monaco, R.; Mygind, Jesper; Rivers, R.

    2009-01-01

    a scaling relation on the quenching time τQ, as one would expect if the transition took place as fast as causality permits. However, the observed Zurek-Kibble scaling exponent σ=0.62±0.15 is two times larger than anticipated for large loops. Assuming Gaussian winding number densities we show......We report on the experimental verification of the Zurek-Kibble scenario in an isolated superconducting ring over a wide parameter range. The probability of creating a single flux quantum spontaneously during the fast normal-superconducting phase transition of a wide Nb loop clearly follows...

  15. Magnetic and Superconducting Materials at High Pressures

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    Struzhkin, Viktor V. [Carnegie Inst. of Washington, Washington, DC (United States)

    2015-03-24

    The work concentrates on few important tasks in enabling techniques for search of superconducting compressed hydrogen compounds and pure hydrogen, investigation of mechanisms of high-Tc superconductivity, and exploring new superconducting materials. Along that route we performed several challenging tasks, including discovery of new forms of polyhydrides of alkali metal Na at very high pressures. These experiments help us to establish the experimental environment that will provide important information on the high-pressure properties of hydrogen-rich compounds. Our recent progress in RIXS measurements opens a whole field of strongly correlated 3d materials. We have developed a systematic approach to measure major electronic parameters, like Hubbard energy U, and charge transfer energy Δ, as function of pressure. This technique will enable also RIXS studies of magnetic excitations in iridates and other 5d materials at the L edge, which attract a lot of interest recently. We have developed new magnetic sensing technique based on optically detected magnetic resonance from NV centers in diamond. The technique can be applied to study superconductivity in high-TC materials, to search for magnetic transitions in strongly correlated and itinerant magnetic materials under pressure. Summary of Project Activities; development of high-pressure experimentation platform for exploration of new potential superconductors, metal polyhydrides (including newly discovered alkali metal polyhydrides), and already known superconductors at the limit of static high-pressure techniques; investigation of special classes of superconducting compounds (high-Tc superconductors, new superconducting materials), that may provide new fundamental knowledge and may prove important for application as high-temperature/high-critical parameter superconductors; investigation of the pressure dependence of superconductivity and magnetic/phase transformations in 3d transition metal compounds, including

  16. Safety and reliability in superconducting MHD magnets

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    Laverick, C.; Powell, J.; Hsieh, S.; Reich, M.; Botts, T.; Prodell, A.

    1979-07-01

    This compilation adapts studies on safety and reliability in fusion magnets to similar problems in superconducting MHD magnets. MHD base load magnet requirements have been identified from recent Francis Bitter National Laboratory reports and that of other contracts. Information relevant to this subject in recent base load magnet design reports for AVCO - Everett Research Laboratories and Magnetic Corporation of America is included together with some viewpoints from a BNL workshop on structural analysis needed for superconducting coils in magnetic fusion energy. A summary of design codes used in large bubble chamber magnet design is also included.

  17. Superconductivity in MgB2

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    2002-01-01

    In January of 2001 the superconductivity of the compound MgB2 with a critical temperature Tc of up to 39 K was discovered. This Tc is the highest in all intermetallic compound and alloy superconductors. MgB2 has a simple structure and its manufacturing capital cost is lower, therefore it could become a practical superconductor in the future. The recent progress is reviewed here which covers the progress in electronic structure, high Tc mechanism, superconducting parameters (Debye temperature, specific heat coefficient of electron, critical fields, coherent length, penetration depth, energy gap, critical current and relaxation rate of flux). Moreover the issue on power transmission is discussed.

  18. Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres

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    Romero-Isart, O; Navau, C; Sanchez, A; Cirac, J I

    2011-01-01

    We show that by magnetically trapping a superconducting microsphere close to a quantum circuit, it is experimentally feasible to perform ground state cooling and to prepare quantum superpositions of the center-of-mass motion of the microsphere. Due to the absence of clamping losses and time dependent electromagnetic fields, the mechanical motion of micrometer-sized metallic spheres in the Meissner state is predicted to be extremely well isolated from the environment. Hence, we propose to combine the technology of magnetic mictrotraps and superconducting qubits to bring relatively large objects to the quantum regime.

  19. Superconducting LINAC booster for the Mumbai pelletron

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    B Srinivasan; S K Singh; R G Pillay; M P Kurup; M K Pandey

    2001-08-01

    We are in the process of constructing a superconducting linear accelerator (LINAC), to boost the energy of heavy ion beams from the 14UD Pelletron accelerator, at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. The accelerating structures in the LINAC are quarter wave resonators (QWR) coated with lead which is superconducting at liquid helium temperature. With feasibility studies having been completed during the course of the 4th and 5th five-year plan periods, culminating with the demonstration of beam acceleration using one accelerating module, the construction of the LINAC is now under way.

  20. Superconducting DC homopolar motors for ship propulsion

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    Heiberger, M.; Reed, M.R.; Creedon, W.P.; O' Hea, B.J. [General Atomic (United States)

    2000-07-01

    Superconducting DC homopolar motors have undergone recent advances in technology, warranting serious consideration of their use for ship propulsion. Homopolar motor propulsion is now practical because of two key technology developments: cryogen-free superconducting refrigeration and high performance motor fiber brushes. These compact motors are ideal for podded applications, where reduced drag and fuel consumption are predicted. In addition, the simple DC motor controller is more efficient and reliable compared with AC motor controllers. Military ships also benefit from increased stealth implicit in homopolar DC excitation, which also allows the option for direct hull or pod mounting. (authors)

  1. Superconducting coil development and motor demonstration: Overview

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    Gubser, D. U.

    1995-12-01

    Superconducting bismuth-cuprate wires, coils, and magnets are being produced by industry as part of a program to test the viability of using such magnets in Naval systems. Tests of prototype magnets, coils, and wires reveal progress in commercially produced products. The larger magnets will be installed in an existing superconducting homopolar motor and operated initially at 4.2K to test the performance. It is anticipated that approximately 400 Hp will be achieved by the motor. This article reports on the initial tests of the magnets, coils, and wires as well as the development program to improve their performance.

  2. Superconductivity and magnetism: Materials properties and developments

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    Andersen, N.H.; Bay, N.; Grivel, J.C. (eds.) [and others

    2003-07-01

    The 24th Risoe International Symposium on Materials Science focuses on development of new materials, devices and applications, as well as experimental and theoretical studies of novel and unexplained phenomena in superconductivity and magnetism, e.g. within high.T{sub c} superconductivity, magnetic superconductors, MgB{sub 2}, CMR materials, nanomagnetism and spin-tronics. The aim is to stimulate exchange of ideas and establish new collaborations between leading Danish and international scientists. The topics are addressed by presentations from 24 invited speakers and by 41 contributed papers. (ln)

  3. Midwest Superconductivity Consortium: 1994 Progress report

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    1995-01-01

    The mission of the Midwest Superconductivity Consortium, MISCON, is to advance the science and understanding of high {Tc} superconductivity. During the past year, 27 projects produced over 123 talks and 139 publications. Group activities and interactions involved 2 MISCON group meetings (held in August and January); with the second MISCON Workshop held in August; 13 external speakers; 79 collaborations (with universities, industry, Federal laboratories, and foreign research centers); and 48 exchanges of samples and/or measurements. Research achievements this past year focused on understanding the effects of processing phenomena on structure-property interrelationships and the fundamental nature of transport properties in high-temperature superconductors.

  4. Superconducting circuits for quantum information: an outlook.

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    Devoret, M H; Schoelkopf, R J

    2013-03-08

    The performance of superconducting qubits has improved by several orders of magnitude in the past decade. These circuits benefit from the robustness of superconductivity and the Josephson effect, and at present they have not encountered any hard physical limits. However, building an error-corrected information processor with many such qubits will require solving specific architecture problems that constitute a new field of research. For the first time, physicists will have to master quantum error correction to design and operate complex active systems that are dissipative in nature, yet remain coherent indefinitely. We offer a view on some directions for the field and speculate on its future.

  5. Compact superconducting coplanar microwave beam splitters

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    Baust, Alexander; Haeberlein, Max; Goetz, Jan; Hoffmann, Elisabeth; Menzel, Edwin P.; Schwarz, Manuel J.; Wulschner, Friedrich; Zhong, Ling; Deppe, Frank; Marx, Achim; Gross, Rudolf [Walther-Meissner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Garching (Germany); Physik-Department, TUM, Garching (Germany); Kalb, Norbert; Losinger, Thomas [Physik-Department, TUM, Garching (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    The recent evolution of circuit quantum electrodynamics systems making use of standing-wave microwave modes towards setups for propagating quantum microwaves has triggered the need for low-loss superconducting microwave beam splitters. Such a device should have ports compatible with the coplanar geometry relevant for circuit QED and, at the same time, be compact allowing for scalability. This combination presents fundamental and technological challenges. In this work, we present the fabrication and characterization of various compact superconducting coplanar microwave beam splitters. In addition, we discuss efforts towards a tunable beam splitter.

  6. Superconductivity in single wall carbon nanotubes

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    H Yavari

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available   By using Greens function method we first show that the effective interaction between two electrons mediated by plasmon exchange can become attractive which in turn can lead to superconductivity at a high critical temperature in a singl wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT. The superconducting transition temperature Tc for the SWCNT (3,3 obtained by this mechanism agrees with the recent experimental result. We also show as the radius of SWCNT increases, plasmon frequency becomes lower and leads to lower Tc.

  7. Synthesis of Bulk Superconducting Magnesium Diboride

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    Margie Olbinado

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Bulk polycrystalline superconducting magnesium diboride, MgB2, samples were successfully prepared via a one-step sintering program at 750°C, in pre Argon with a pressure of 1atm. Both electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements confirmed the superconductivity of the material at 39K, with a transition width of 5K. The polycrystalline nature, granular morphology, and composition of the sintered bulk material were confirmed using X-ray diffractometry (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX.

  8. Study on the transport by superconducting elevators

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    Ona, K. [Technov Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-02-01

    A study on the development of a transport system using the pinning effect of a superconducting bulk structure was undertaken and a model of a flywheel for electric power storage was manufactured by introducing a bearing applying the pinning effect to investigate the feasibility through its operation. The operation behavior of vertical transport combining the superconducting bulk structure and the electromagnetic coils reproduced the predictions of simulation. As for the electric power storage via flywheel, it was confirmed that the lighting duration of a indicating lamp was elongated from the ordinary interval, 1 min., to 4 min. (H. Baba)

  9. Induced Magnetism in Color-Superconducting Media

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    Ferrer, Efrain J

    2009-01-01

    The dense core of compact stars is the natural medium for the realization of color superconductivity. A common characteristic of such astrophysical objects is their strong magnetic fields, especially those of the so called magnetars. In this talk, I discuss how a color superconducting core can generate or/and enhance the stellar magnetic field independently of a magnetohydrodynamic dynamo mechanism. The magnetic field generator is in this case a gluonic current which circulates to stabilize the color superconductor in the presence of a strong magnetic field or under the pairing stress produced in the medium by the neutrality and $\\beta$-equilibrium constraints.

  10. Ultrafast response of superconducting transmission lines

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    Chwalek, J.M.; Dykaar, D.R.; Whitaker, J.F.; Sobolewski, R.; Grupta, S.; Hsiang, T.Y.; Mourou, G.A.

    1989-03-01

    The authors report investigations of picosecond transient propagation on normal and superconducting transmission lines and new results for a variety of lines that include YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7-x/ (YBCO) coplanar lines, a superconducting coaxial cable, and a dielectric-matched gold-line structure. A previously developed algorithm for analyzing transient propagation was used to identify the dominant mechanisms for signal distortion in most of these cases, and the essential properties of all lines tested to date are summarized for a direct comparison.

  11. Superconducting Detectors for Superlight Dark Matter.

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    Hochberg, Yonit; Zhao, Yue; Zurek, Kathryn M

    2016-01-08

    We propose and study a new class of superconducting detectors that are sensitive to O(meV) electron recoils from dark matter-electron scattering. Such devices could detect dark matter as light as the warm dark-matter limit, m(X)≳1  keV. We compute the rate of dark-matter scattering off of free electrons in a (superconducting) metal, including the relevant Pauli blocking factors. We demonstrate that classes of dark matter consistent with terrestrial and cosmological or astrophysical constraints could be detected by such detectors with a moderate size exposure.

  12. Demonstrating superconductivity at liquid nitrogen temperatures

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    Early, E. A.; Seaman, C. L.; Yang, K. N.; Maple, M. B.

    1988-07-01

    This article describes two demonstrations of superconductivity at the boiling temperature of liquid nitrogen (77 K) using the 90 K superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-δ(δ≊0.2). Both demonstrations involve the repulsion of a permanent magnet by a superconductor due to the expulsion of the magnetic field from the interior of the latter. In the first demonstration, the repulsion is manifested in the separation of a permanent magnet and a superconductor that are suspended from separate threads, while in the second it results in the levitation of a permanent magnet above a flat superconducting disk.

  13. Study on the transport by superconducting elevators

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    Ona, K. [Technov Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-02-01

    A study on the development of a transport system using the pinning effect of a superconducting bulk structure was undertaken and a model of a flywheel for electric power storage was manufactured by introducing a bearing applying the pinning effect to investigate the feasibility through its operation. The operation behavior of vertical transport combining the superconducting bulk structure and the electromagnetic coils reproduced the predictions of simulation. As for the electric power storage via flywheel, it was confirmed that the lighting duration of a indicating lamp was elongated from the ordinary interval, 1 min., to 4 min. (H. Baba)

  14. Manufacturing of superconductive silver/ceramic composites

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    Seifi, Behrouz; Bech, Jakob Ilsted; Eriksen, Morten

    2000-01-01

    Manufacturing of superconducting metal/ceramic composites is a rather new discipline within materials forming processes. High Temperature SuperConductors, HTSC, are manufactured applying the Oxide-Powder-In-Tube process, OPIT. A ceramic powder containing lead, calcium, bismuth, strontium...... and current leading properties of the final superconducting fibres. The present work describes studies on alternative packing geometries and process parameters in the flat rolling operations. The aim is to obtain homogenous filaments with advantageous geometry and good texture while avoiding potential defects...

  15. Integrated design of superconducting accelerator magnets

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    Russenschuck, Stephan; Ramberger, S; Rodríguez-Mateos, F; Wolf, R

    1999-01-01

    This chapter introduces the main features of the ROXIE program which has been developed for the design of the superconducting magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The program combines numerical field calculation with a reduced vector-potential formulation, the application of vector-optimization methods, and the use of genetic as well as deterministic minimization algorithms. Together with the applied concept of features, the software is used as an approach towards integrated design of superconducting magnets. The main quadrupole magnet for the LHC, was chosen as an example for the integrated design process. (17 refs).

  16. Low Loss and Magnetic Field-tuned Superconducting THz Metamaterial

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    Jin, Biaobing; Engelbrecht, Sebastian; Pimenov, Andrei; Wu, Jingbo; Xu, Qinyin; Cao, Chunhai; Chen, Jian; Xu, Weiwei; Kang, Lin; Wu, Peiheng

    2010-01-01

    Superconducting terahertz (THz) metamaterial (MM) made from superconducting Nb film has been investigated using a continuous-wave THz spectroscopy with a superconducting split-coil magnet. The obtained quality factors of the resonant modes at 132 GHz and 450 GHz are about three times as large as those calculated for a metal THz MM operating at 1 K, which indicates that superconducting THz MM is a very nice candidate to achieve low loss performance. In addition, the magnetic field-tuning on superconducting THz MM is also demonstrated, which offer an alternative tuning method apart from the existed electric, optical and thermal tuning on THz MM.

  17. Color-symmetric superconductivity in a phenomenological QCD model

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    Bohr, Henrik; Providencia, C.; Providencia, J. da

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we construct a theory of the NJL type where superconductivity is present, and yet the superconducting state remains, in the average, color symmetric. This shows that the present approach to color superconductivity is consistent with color singletness. Indeed, quarks are free...... in the deconfined phase, but the deconfined phase itself is believed to be a color singlet. The usual description of the color superconducting state violates color singletness. On the other hand, the color superconducting state here proposed is color symmetric in the sense that an arbitrary color rotation leads...

  18. Gossamer high-temperature bulk superconductivity in FeSe

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    Sinchenko, A. A.; Grigoriev, P. D.; Orlov, A. P.; Frolov, A. V.; Shakin, A.; Chareev, D. A.; Volkova, O. S.; Vasiliev, A. N.

    2017-04-01

    Using the anisotropic electron transport and susceptibility measurements we demonstrate the appearance of inhomogeneous gossamer superconductivity in FeSe single crystals at ambient pressure and at temperature five times higher than its zero resistance Tc. We also find and quantitatively describe a general property: If inhomogeneous superconductivity in a anisotropic conductor first appears in the form of isolated superconducting islands, it reduces electric resistivity anisotropically with maximal effect along the least conducting axis. This gives a simple tool to study inhomogeneous superconductivity in various anisotropic compounds, which helps to investigate the onset of high-temperature superconductivity.

  19. Freezing of stripes in lightly-doped La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} as manifested in magnetic and transport properties of untwinned single crystals

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    Lavrov, A.N.; Komiya, Seiki; Ando, Yoichi

    2003-05-15

    Resistivity and magnetization measurements are used for studying the transverse sliding of AF domain boundaries in lightly doped La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. We discuss that it is the freezing of the transverse boundary motion that is responsible for the appearance of 'spin-glass' features at low temperatures.

  20. Tuning La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} surface magnetism using LaMnO{sub 3} and SrTiO{sub 3} caps

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    Phillips, L.C. [Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS (United Kingdom); Maccherozzi, F. [Diamond Light Source, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Moya, X. [Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS (United Kingdom); Facultat de Física, Departament d' Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, E-08028 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain); Ghidini, M. [Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS (United Kingdom); DiFeST, University of Parma, v. le G.P. Usberti 7/A, 43124 Parma (Italy); Yan, W.; Soussi, J. [Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS (United Kingdom); Dhesi, S.S. [Diamond Light Source, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Mathur, N.D., E-mail: ndm12@cam.ac.uk [Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-15

    We have investigated how the surface magnetism of epitaxial La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} films on NdGaO{sub 3} substrates is modified by 2 nm-thick caps of the undoped manganite LaMnO{sub 3} and the band insulator SrTiO{sub 3}. Low-temperature photoemission electron microscopy images with x-ray magnetic circular dichroism contrast reveal large ferromagnetic domains, and a reduction of surface Curie temperature by 40 K (LaMnO{sub 3} cap) and 70 K (SrTiO{sub 3} cap). We use these negative results to argue that capped films of sub-optimally doped La{sub 1−x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} (x≠0.33) should improve the operating temperature of all-oxide and other spintronic devices. - Highlights: • LaMnO{sub 3} and SrTiO{sub 3} capping layers modify La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} surface magnetism. • Surface Curie temperature is modified with respect to the interior. • XMCD-PEEM images reveal large ferromagnetic domains. • Capped films of non-optimally doped La{sub 1−x}Sr{sub x}MnO{sub 3} may improve spintronic devices.