In the present paper, we present thermal and electrical transport properties of pristine and co-doped samples of high temperature superconductors Gd0.95Pr0.05Ba2Cu2.94M 0.06O7-δ. It is found that all the samples, except the Mn co-doped sample, show metallic behavior in the normal state. It is observed that the upper critical field has a correlation with the substituent site of the co-dopant. Thermal conductivity κ(T) of all the samples, except the one with Zn co-doping, exhibits a hump like structure around their respective transition temperatures. A negative sign of the measured thermo-power (S) in Gd-123 indicates that electron-like carriers dominate the heat transport in the pristine sample; whereas a sign reversal in S, as a consequence of the change of dominant carrier upon doping, is observed. Specific heat ( CP) measurements show a jump around the transition temperature ( TC) for the pristine sample, however, such a jump in CP is strongly suppressed for the doped samples.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry