Large enhancement of Tc in the 134 K superconductor HgBa2Ca2Cu3Oy under high pressure

H. Takahashi, A. Tokiwa-Yamamoto, N. Môri, S. Adachi, H. Yamauchi, S. Tanaka

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The onset temperature (Tc) of the Meissner signal for HgBa2Ca2Cu3Oy (which is 134 K under normal pressure) has been measured under high pressure up to 11 Gpa. It is observed that Tc increases with increasing pressure at the rate of dTc/dP = 2. 0. K/ GPa and then dTc/dP becomes relatively small above 6 GPa. The maximum of Tc observed in this experiment is as high as 150 K at 11 GPa. This value is higher than those reported for any high-temperature superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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