Growth of high-quality Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oz crystal and characterization

H. Faqir, G. Vacquier, H. Chiba, M. Kikuchi, Y. Muraoka, Y. Syono

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We report growth of high-quality Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oz single crystals with dimensions 2 × 1 × 0.03 mm3 with a melt and growth technique. The composition of this crystal is homogeneous and very close to the stoichiometric composition. Structure characterization of a single crystal was realized by measuring the (001) x-ray diffraction. The lattice parameters of a typical crystal are a = 5.414(2) Å, b = 5.413(2) Å. and c = 30.823(10) Å. The superconducting temperature Tc = 95 K with a sharp transition width (10-90% level) between 6 and 10 K was determined from resistivity and dc susceptibility. We have measured the magnetization of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oz single crystal under magnetic field applied along the c-axis. The anomalous second peak effect appeared between 20 and 30 K. We discuss the qualities of these crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2522-2525
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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