Electrical and thermal transport properties of EuBa2(Cu 1-xMnx)3O7-δ

Ashok Rao, Anirban Das, Tirthankar Chakraborty, Bhasker Gahtori, S. K. Agarwal, Chandan Kumar Sarkar, K. M. Sivakumar, K. K. Wu, Y. K. Kuo

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In this communication, we present the measurements of electrical resistivity (ρ), thermal conductivity (κ), thermopower (S), and specific heat (CP) on Mn doped compounds EuBa2(Cu 1-xMnx)3O7-δ for 0≤x≤0.02. The transition temperature TC and the upper critical field HC2(0) in this series of compounds are found to decrease quasi-linearly as the Mn concentration increases. All the currently investigated samples show a hump in thermal conductivity below their transition temperatures. Thermopower measurements exhibit an electron-like behaviour for pure samples; however, a hole-like behaviour is seen in all the doped samples. A small jump in specific heat is observed in the pure samples. It is seen that replacing 0.5% Cu by Mn has little effect on the transition temperature, but there is a nearly twofold suppression in the CP jump for this sample. These results demonstrate that the impurities are being incorporated as a whole and not as a cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Article number485212
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 03-12-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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