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|Title: ||SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND VALENCE STATE OF TB IN LU1-XTBXBA2CU3O7-DELTA (0-LESS-THAN-OR-EQUAL-TO-X-LESS-THAN-OR-EQUAL-TO-0.7)|
|Authors: ||GNANASEKAR, KI|
|Issue Date: ||1994|
|Publisher: ||AMER INST PHYSICS|
|Citation: ||APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 65(10), 1296-1298|
|Abstract: ||Although both lutetium and terbium do not form superconducting REBa2Cu3O7-delta, we report here the formation of superconducting phase in thin films. Films are highly c-axis oriented with high current densities (3.0x10(6) A cm-2 at 77 K) observed in Lu0.5Tb0.5Ba2Cu3O7-delta. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis of Tb in the above film indicates that Tb is in a trivalent state. Further, as the redox potential of Tb (Tb4+ +e- --> Tb3+:E0 = 3.1 V) is close to that of Pr (Pr4+ +e- -->Pr3+:E0 = 3.2 V), we suggest that Pr also would be in a trivalent state and the mechanism by which the latter depresses T(c) must be of trivalent origin.|
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