Role of lead in the growth of the high T c phase in the Bi2-x Pb x Sr2Ca2Cu3O y systems

L. S. Vaidhyanathan, A. M. Niraimathi, P. Majumdar, G. Rangarajan, M. Muralidhar, D. Mangapathi Rao, M. Nagabhushanam, V. Hari Babu

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Bi2-x Pb x Sr2Ca2Cu3O y superconducting samples with 0<x<0·3 have been synthesized and characterized using X-ray powder diffraction. T c and superconducting volume fraction have been measured using a.c. magnetic susceptibility, d.c. electrical resistivity as well as X-band microwave surface resistance in the normal state. The data indicate the growth of the high T c (2223) phase with corresponding reduction of the low T c (2122) phase with increasing x, up to 0·25. Beyond this value of x there is a slight deterioration of the superconducting behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-919
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of Materials Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • High T superconductors
  • X-ray diffraction
  • a.c. susceptibility
  • d.c. resistivity
  • microwave absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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