Synthesis and superconductive characterisation of RuSr2NdxGd1-xCu2O8 compounds ( x = 0, 0.09, 0.18, 0.35)

P. Mele, C. Artini, R. Masini, G. A. Costa, A. Hu, N. Chikumoto, M. Murakami

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We prepared various RuSr2NdxGd1-xCu2O8 samples with systematically varying Nd amounts by x = 0, 0.09, 0.18 and 0.35. The solid state route involved mixed oxides (NdxGd1-x)2O3 obtained by coprecipitation. The XRD and microstructural analysis showed that a high phase purity was obtained. The Nd solubility limit can be placed between x = 0.18 and x = 0.35. The superconducting transition temperature dramatically decreased with increasing Nd content, confirming that Nd entered the lattice. The field dependence of superconducting transitions exhibited a polycrystalline behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ruthenocuprates
  • Substitutions
  • Superconductivity
  • Synthesis

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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