Specific heat of YBa2Cu3O7-δ and BaCuO2+x in magnetic fields up to 6 T

T. Sasaki, O. Nakatsu, N. Kobayashi, A. Tokiwa, M. Kikuchi, A. Liu, K. Hiraga, Y. Syono, Y. Muto

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The specific heat C of YBa2Cu3O7-δ (δ=0, 0.69, 0.91), Y1.1Ba1.9Cu3O7-δ and BaCuO2+x has been investigated in magnetic fields up to 6 T. In addition to the γ*T term and the upturn, characteristic behaviors of C/T consisting of the increase of γ* with magnetic fields, an appearance of a broad hump and a rapid decrease of C/T toward zero at the lowest temperatures are observed in all the YBa2Cu3O7-δ samples investigated. BaCuO2+x, one of the possible impurity phases included in the Y-Ba-Cu-O system, also shows a similar behavior of C/T as YBa2Cu3O7-δ. Particularly, BaCuO2+x explains the anomalous phenomenon observed in YBa2Cu3O6.31 at 6 T that the C/T at 1.5 K attains to the γ* value at 0 T. The γ* value is attributed to the BaCuO2+x included in the matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Oct 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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