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Title: Shockwave-Loading-Induced Enhancement of T c in Superconducting Bi 2Sr 2CaCu 2O 8+δ

Here, we report a shockwave method for altering the properties of the superconductor material Bi 2Sr 2CaCu 2O 8+δ (Bi2212). We find that the superconducting transition temperature (T c) increases from 84 K for the pristine sample to 94 K for the sample treated at a temperature and pressure of ~1200 K and ~31 GPa, respectively. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy characterizations indicate that this T c enhancement arises from a phase transition from pristine Bi2212 to a mixture of superconducting Bi2212 and semiconducting Bi 2Sr 2CuO 6+δ (Bi2201) during the shockwave treatment. The shockwave-treated sample exhibits n-type semiconductor properties (with an on-off ratio ~5), in contrast to the pure metallic pristine sample. This study offers an alternative route for modifying the superconducting properties via a shockwave treatment. Furthermore, this method may provide a new approach for studying other temperature- and pressure-sensitive materials.
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  1. North Univ. of China, Taiyuan (China). School of Chemical Engineering and Environment
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Photon Sciences
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept.
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Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322; R&D Project: PO010; KC0201060
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; applied physics; design, synthesis and processing; superconducting properties and materials
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