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Pair breaking and intrinsic Tc
Author(s): Stuart A. Wolf; Vladimir Z. Kresin; Yurii N. Ovchinnikov
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Paper Abstract

An analysis of the temperature dependence of the upper critical field in several cuprate families leads to the conclusion that magnetic impurities are present even in samples with the maximum observed value of Tc. A new parameter, 'intrinsic' Tc which is its value in the absence of magnetic impurities, is introduced. The maximum value of 'intrinsic' Tc which corresponds to the maximum doping level, appears to be similar for different cuprates and to be equal to 160-170K. THis is an upper limit of Tc in the cuprates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2697, Oxide Superconductor Physics and Nano-Engineering II, (5 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.250251
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart A. Wolf, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Vladimir Z. Kresin, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Yurii N. Ovchinnikov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2697:
Oxide Superconductor Physics and Nano-Engineering II
Ivan Bozovic; Davor Pavuna, Editor(s)

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