Shock-induced superconductivity of Tl2Ba2CuO 6

Masae Kikuchi, Yasuhiko Syono, Norio Kobayashi, Takeo Oku, Eiji Aoyagi, Kenji Hiraga, Keiji Kusaba, Toshiyuki Atou, Ayako Tokiwa, Kiyoto Fukuoka, Satoru Nakajima

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Shock-loading experiments were done for as-prepared nonsuperconducting specimens of Tl2Ba2CuO6. The shocked specimens which were encased in the stainless-steel container with small holes exhibited a superconductivity of about Tc-75 K at 18 GPa, indicating that the overdoping state was released by oxygen loss during shock-loading. The x-ray powder diffraction pattern of the recovered specimens after shock-loading showed broadening of diffraction lines and a distortion to the orthorhombic symmetry. A transmission electron microscope image of the shocked specimen in which the orthorhombic distortion was observed in the x-ray powder diffraction patterns showed a twin structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-815
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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    Kikuchi, M., Syono, Y., Kobayashi, N., Oku, T., Aoyagi, E., Hiraga, K., Kusaba, K., Atou, T., Tokiwa, A., Fukuoka, K., & Nakajima, S. (1990). Shock-induced superconductivity of Tl2Ba2CuO 6. Applied Physics Letters, 57(8), 813-815.