Effect of Mn doping on the specific heat of the high Tc superconductor Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3Oy

Ashok Rao, Radhe Shyam, Anirban Das, Rajeev Rawat, Bhasker Gahtori, Vikram Sen, Neeraj Panwar, S. K. Agarwal

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In the present work specific heat measurements have been carried out for the Mn-substituted compounds Y0.95Pr0.05Ba 2(Cu1-xMnx)3Oy (0 x 2%) using the semi adiabatic heat pulse method. Resistivity measurements indicate that resistivity increases with Mn concentration. In the present setup, we could get absolute accuracy in specific heat of about 0.5% for samples of about few hundred mg. The present results show that specific heat jump of 3.8 J/mol K, was observed only for pure Y-123 sample. However no jump was observed in other samples.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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