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Title: High pressure low temperature studies on 1-2-2 iron-based superconductors using designer diamond cells

In this study, high pressure low temperature electrical resistance measurements were carried out on a series of 122 iron-based superconductors using a designer diamond anvil cell. These studies were complemented by image plate x-ray diffraction measurements under high pressures and low temperatures at beamline 16-BM-D, HPCAT, Advanced Photon Source. A common feature of the 1-2-2 iron-based materials is the observation of anomalous compressibility effects under pressure and a Tetragonal (T) to Collapsed Tetragonal (CT) phase transition under high pressures. Specific studies on antiferromagnetic spin-density-wave Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Fe 2As 2 and Ba(Fe 0.9Ru 0.1) 2As 2 samples are presented to 10 K and 41 GPa. The collapsed tetragonal phase was observed at a pressure of 14 GPa in Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Fe 2As 2 at ambient temperature. The highest superconducting transition temperature in Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Fe 2As 2 was observed to be at 32 K at a pressure of 4.7 GPa. The superconductivity was observed to be suppressed on transformation to the CT phase in 122 materials.
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  1. Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Journal Name:
MRS Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1582; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1946-4274
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Research Org:
Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; superconducting; phase transformation; x-ray diffraction (XRD)
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