Values of the superconducting transition temperature Tc extracted from the resistivity and ac susceptibility of Y0.95Pr 0.05Ba2(Cu1-xMnx)3O 7-δ (x ≤0.02) are found to follow the same qualitative variation with the Mn content. Both lead, in particular, to lower Tc for the x=0.005 sample than those of the x=0.0, 0.0075 and 0.01 samples. Comparing Tc with difference of resistivities with and without Pr for various x, it has been argued that electronic effects-dominate over the potential scattering in suppressing Tc below x=0.02. Superconducting volume fraction fg (as deduced through imaginary part χ′ of the ac susceptibility at the peak temperature) when considered in conjunction with the average grain size for the x=0.005 sample, indicates that the smaller size of the grains in x=0.005 sample leads to stronger fluctuations. This is an additional source for the larger Tc degradation in the x=0.005 sample.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 01-08-2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)