Growth, structure analysis and anisotropic superconducting properties of MgB2 single crystals

Sergey Lee, Hatsumi Mori, Takahiko Masui, Yuri Eltsev, Ayako Yamamoto, Setsuko Tajima

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Abstract

Here we report the growth of sub-millimeter MgB2 single crystals of various shapes under high pressure in Mg-B-N system. Structure refinement using a single-crysial X-ray diffraction analysis gives lattice parameters a = 3.0851(5) Å and c = 3.5201(5) Å with small reliability factors Rw = 0.025, R = 0.018), which enables us to analyze the Fourier and Fourier difference maps. The maps clearly show the B sp2 orbitals and covalency of the B-B bonds. The sharp superconducting transitions at Tc = 38.1-38.3 K were obtained in both magnetization ΔTc = 0.6 K) and resistivity (ΔTc < 0.3 K) measurements. Resistivity measurements with magnetic fields applied parallel and perpendicular to the Mg and B sheets reveal the anisotropic nature of this compound, with upper critical field anisotropy ratio of about 2.7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2255-2258
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume70
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Crystal growth
  • Crystal structure
  • Magnesium diboride
  • Superconducting anisotropy
  • Superconductivity

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Growth, structure analysis and anisotropic superconducting properties of MgB2 single crystals. / Lee, Sergey; Mori, Hatsumi; Masui, Takahiko; Eltsev, Yuri; Yamamoto, Ayako; Tajima, Setsuko.

In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 70, No. 8, 08.2001, p. 2255-2258.

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Lee, Sergey ; Mori, Hatsumi ; Masui, Takahiko ; Eltsev, Yuri ; Yamamoto, Ayako ; Tajima, Setsuko. / Growth, structure analysis and anisotropic superconducting properties of MgB2 single crystals. In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. 2001 ; Vol. 70, No. 8. pp. 2255-2258.
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