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Title: Superconductivity of magnetic Sm-substituted LaCo{sub 2}B{sub 2}

In this work, superconductivity with a maximum superconducting transition onset temperature T{sub C} of 3.6 K is reported in La{sub 1-x}Sm{sub x}Co{sub 2}B{sub 2} in the concentration range 0.12 ≤ x ≤ 0.20. Substitution of magnetic Sm ions with 4f electrons for La is beneficial for superconductivity in the system. The low upper critical field of La{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}Co{sub 2}B{sub 2} suggests that the dominant magnetic-field suppressing superconducting mechanism is the orbit pair-breaking effect. A special specific-heat anomaly is observed around T{sub C}.
Authors:
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  1. Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410131
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 17; 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; COBALT BORIDES; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CRITICAL FIELD; ELECTRONS; LANTHANUM COMPOUNDS; ORBITS; SAMARIUM COMPOUNDS; SAMARIUM IONS; SPECIFIC HEAT; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; SUPERCONDUCTORS