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Title: Abnormal Transport and Magnetic Properties Induced by Change of the Phase Volume Ratio for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} Hybrids

Abstract

Two elaborately designed hybrids consisting of superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ} (YBCO) and ferromagnetic La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO), namely 20 × (YBCO(m)/LSMO(100 − m)) are prepared on single crystal SrTiO{sub 3} (STO) by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) with 20 being repetition periods and m = 90 and 10, respectively, which represents YBCO pulse number in a period. The films show highly c-oriented and epitaxial quality, suggested by XRD 𝜃–2𝜃 scans and pole figures. The 20 × (YBCO90/LSMO10) sample with a large YBCO volume fraction exhibits the typical character of a metal superconductor at about 90 K, while its transition width reaches 9.1 K, which is nearly eight times of that of the pure YBCO film. Above the superconducting transition temperature, a superparamagnetic signal rather than ferromagnetic behavior is observed, which may be associated with a diluted system consisting of the ferromagnetic nanoparticles embedded in the superconducting films. For the hybrid with a small YBCO volume fraction, i.e., the 20 × (YBCO10/LSMO90) sample, its transport behavior at normal state is insulating, and it is found that the Mott variable range hopping conduction dominates in this insulating phase in the temperature range 70–310 K. Obviously distinguishable insulator to superconductor (IS) transition occursmore » at 52 K, but the superconducting diamagnetic signals are very weak in the magnetic measurements below the IS temperature. For this sample, the magnetization loop at 100 K is ferromagnetic, yet manifested by a reduced coercive field and residual magnetization as compared with a pure LSMO film. In fact, both hybrids represent two kinds of nanocomposites, i.e., superconducting nanoparticles in a ferromagnetic matrix and ferromagnetic nanoparticles in a superconducting matrix, which benefits to study interfacial interactions due to an increased interface to value ratio and reduced size effect.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Anhui University of Science and Technology, College of Mechanics and Optoelectronic Physics (China)
  2. Shanghai University, Shanghai Key Laboratory of High Temperature Superconductors (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22773971
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1557-1939
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BARIUM OXIDES; COPPER OXIDES; ENERGY BEAM DEPOSITION; EPITAXY; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; LASER RADIATION; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; MONOCRYSTALS; MOTT SCATTERING; NANOCOMPOSITES; NANOPARTICLES; PULSED IRRADIATION; PULSES; STRONTIUM TITANATES; SUPERCONDUCTING FILMS; SUPERPARAMAGNETISM; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; YTTRIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Chen, Changzhao, Zhang, Wuqiong, Zhu, Shiwang, and Cai, Chuanbing. Abnormal Transport and Magnetic Properties Induced by Change of the Phase Volume Ratio for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} Hybrids. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/S10948-017-4470-1.
Chen, Changzhao, Zhang, Wuqiong, Zhu, Shiwang, & Cai, Chuanbing. Abnormal Transport and Magnetic Properties Induced by Change of the Phase Volume Ratio for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} Hybrids. United States. doi:10.1007/S10948-017-4470-1.
Chen, Changzhao, Zhang, Wuqiong, Zhu, Shiwang, and Cai, Chuanbing. Sun . "Abnormal Transport and Magnetic Properties Induced by Change of the Phase Volume Ratio for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} Hybrids". United States. doi:10.1007/S10948-017-4470-1.
@article{osti_22773971,
title = {Abnormal Transport and Magnetic Properties Induced by Change of the Phase Volume Ratio for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ}/La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} Hybrids},
author = {Chen, Changzhao and Zhang, Wuqiong and Zhu, Shiwang and Cai, Chuanbing},
abstractNote = {Two elaborately designed hybrids consisting of superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-δ} (YBCO) and ferromagnetic La{sub 0.67}Sr{sub 0.33}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO), namely 20 × (YBCO(m)/LSMO(100 − m)) are prepared on single crystal SrTiO{sub 3} (STO) by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) with 20 being repetition periods and m = 90 and 10, respectively, which represents YBCO pulse number in a period. The films show highly c-oriented and epitaxial quality, suggested by XRD 𝜃–2𝜃 scans and pole figures. The 20 × (YBCO90/LSMO10) sample with a large YBCO volume fraction exhibits the typical character of a metal superconductor at about 90 K, while its transition width reaches 9.1 K, which is nearly eight times of that of the pure YBCO film. Above the superconducting transition temperature, a superparamagnetic signal rather than ferromagnetic behavior is observed, which may be associated with a diluted system consisting of the ferromagnetic nanoparticles embedded in the superconducting films. For the hybrid with a small YBCO volume fraction, i.e., the 20 × (YBCO10/LSMO90) sample, its transport behavior at normal state is insulating, and it is found that the Mott variable range hopping conduction dominates in this insulating phase in the temperature range 70–310 K. Obviously distinguishable insulator to superconductor (IS) transition occurs at 52 K, but the superconducting diamagnetic signals are very weak in the magnetic measurements below the IS temperature. For this sample, the magnetization loop at 100 K is ferromagnetic, yet manifested by a reduced coercive field and residual magnetization as compared with a pure LSMO film. In fact, both hybrids represent two kinds of nanocomposites, i.e., superconducting nanoparticles in a ferromagnetic matrix and ferromagnetic nanoparticles in a superconducting matrix, which benefits to study interfacial interactions due to an increased interface to value ratio and reduced size effect.},
doi = {10.1007/S10948-017-4470-1},
journal = {Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism},
issn = {1557-1939},
number = 7,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}