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Reduction of superconducting transition temperature and flux pinning in Al and C codoped MgB2 with insight from first-principles calculations

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  • We report for the first time the A1 and C codoping effect on the structures and superconductivity in MgB2. It was found that both the lattice parameters and the Tc decreased monotonically with increasing doping level of both A1 and C. The Tc dropped to 27.5 and 7 K for ÃÂÃÂ=0.2 and for ÃÂà=0.4, respectively. The reduction of TcÃÂì for the codoping was found to be quicker then for individual A1 doping and slower than for individual C doping at the same doping levels. First-principles calculations indicated that the observed decrease in Tc for the codoped MgB2 can be understood in terms of a band filling effect due to the electron doping by both A1 and C. However, it is suggested that other factors may also play a role in the Tc reduction in the real Mg1-ÃÂàA1 ÃÂàB2-ÃÂàCÃÂàsamples. Furthermore, the A1 and C codoping also reduces Jc and weakens flux pinning in MgB2.

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  • 2008

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  • Li, A., Wang, X., Dou, S. Xue., Yao, Q., Cheng, Z. & Soltanian, S. (2008). Reduction of superconducting transition temperature and flux pinning in Al and C codoped MgB2 with insight from first-principles calculations. Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (7), 07C713-1-07C713-3.

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  • 2-s2.0-42149145339

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=aiimpapers

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  • 07C713-1

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  • 07C713-3

Volume


  • 103

Issue


  • 7

Abstract


  • We report for the first time the A1 and C codoping effect on the structures and superconductivity in MgB2. It was found that both the lattice parameters and the Tc decreased monotonically with increasing doping level of both A1 and C. The Tc dropped to 27.5 and 7 K for ÃÂÃÂ=0.2 and for ÃÂà=0.4, respectively. The reduction of TcÃÂì for the codoping was found to be quicker then for individual A1 doping and slower than for individual C doping at the same doping levels. First-principles calculations indicated that the observed decrease in Tc for the codoped MgB2 can be understood in terms of a band filling effect due to the electron doping by both A1 and C. However, it is suggested that other factors may also play a role in the Tc reduction in the real Mg1-ÃÂàA1 ÃÂàB2-ÃÂàCÃÂàsamples. Furthermore, the A1 and C codoping also reduces Jc and weakens flux pinning in MgB2.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Li, A., Wang, X., Dou, S. Xue., Yao, Q., Cheng, Z. & Soltanian, S. (2008). Reduction of superconducting transition temperature and flux pinning in Al and C codoped MgB2 with insight from first-principles calculations. Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (7), 07C713-1-07C713-3.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42149145339

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/76

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 07C713-1

End Page


  • 07C713-3

Volume


  • 103

Issue


  • 7