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Title: Site selectivity on chalcogen atoms in superconducting La(O,F)BiSSe

Single crystals of La(O,F)BiSSe were grown by using a CsCl flux method. Single crystal X-ray structural analysis reveals that the crystal structure is isostructural to the BiS{sub 2}- or BiSe{sub 2}-based compounds crystallizing with space group P4/nmm (lattice parameters a = 4.1110(2) Å, c = 13.6010(7) Å). However, the S atoms are selectively occupied at the apical site of the Bi-SSe pyramids in the superconducting layer. The single crystals show a superconducting transition at around 4.2 K in the magnetic susceptibility and resistivity measurements. The superconducting anisotropic parameter is determined to be 34–35 from its upper critical magnetic field. The anisotropy is in the same range with that of other members of the La(O,F)BiCh{sub 2} (Ch = S, Se) family under ambient pressure.
Authors:
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  1. National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22395759
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANISOTROPY; ATOMS; BISMUTH SELENIDES; CESIUM CHLORIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; LANTHANUM SULFIDES; LATTICE PARAMETERS; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MONOCRYSTALS; TETRAGONAL LATTICES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION