Electrical resistivity of Y2C3 investigated by microwave surface impedance measurement

Satoshi Akutagawa, Takeyoshi Ohashi, Haruhisa Kitano, Atsutaka Maeda, Jun Akimitsu

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Y2C3 is a superconductor whose Tc changes from 6 to 18K depending on the synthesis conditions. Since its electronic properties were unknown, we performed the electrical-property study by measuring the microwave complex surface impedance, Zs, of Y2C 3 for different Tc's (13.9 and 15.5 K), and the resistivity and mean free path were determined in the normal state. We observed the typical behavior of a Drude metal in the Hagen-Rubens limit (ρ1 ≫ ρ2) in the normal state. We succeeded in observing the occurrence of superconductivity in the electrical property. Furthermore, we found that Y2C3 is a clean superconductor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014702
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrical resistivity
  • Microwave
  • Superconductivity
  • Surface impedance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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