Single Crystal growth of mixed anion Zr(P, Se)2 superconductor and related materials

H. Kitô, K. Iwakiri, T. Nishio, K. Kawashima, S. Ishida, K. Oka, H. Fujihisa, Y. Gotoh, A. Iyo, H. Ogino, H. Eisaki, Y. Yoshida

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A new method to grow single crystals of PbFCl-type mixed anion AP2-x Xx (A = Zr, Hf, X = S, Se) superconductor is examined. Using a wedge-type, cubic-anvil, high-pressure apparatus, single crystals of ZrP1.25Se0.75 (A = Zr, X = Se) were grain grown from nominal composition melts under a pressure of 2.0 GPa. Obtained Plate-like single crystal with approximate edge sizes of 160 × 160 × 20 μ m3 was measured on electron probe microanalysis and X-ray diffraction indicate that the as-grown boules are a single phase ZrP1.25Se0.75. Superconducting transition temperature (T c) is 6.31 K for ZrP1.25Se0.75 single crystal. It also succeeded in single crystal growth of substitution of nonmagnetic rare earth atoms for A (A = Zr) site, T c = 6.91 K was reached in the (Zr0.50Lu0.50)PSe nominal composition. In this paper, the crystal growth of these compound are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018
Event30th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 13 Dec 201715 Dec 2017


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