Comparative Transport Studies of '1212' Superconductors

Albert Gapud, Judy Wu, Shaolin Yan, Yi-Yuan Xie, Byeongwon Kang, Michael Siega, Don Overmyer


HgBa2CaCu2O6+δ (Hg -1212) thin films were fabricated by exchanging the T1 cations in TlBa2CaCu2O7-δ (Tl-1212) thin films with Hg cations, causing a 30-K increase in Tc. To determine how this exchange effects such a Tc increase, the irreversibility lines, temperature dependence of critical current density, and temperature dependence of Hall angle ofHg-1212 and TI-1212 thin films were measured and then compared. The results strongly suggest that the Tc shift is caused by a doubling of charge carrier density.


Hg-1212; TI-1212; transport; Hall effect; irreversibility

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