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Turkish Journal of Physics

DOI

10.3906/fiz-1203-16

Abstract

The effect of neutron irradiation on phase purity, crystal structure, and electrical resistivity of Tl_{0.6}Pb_{0.3}Cd_{0.1} Ba_2Ca_2Cu_3O_{9-delta} superconductors has been studied before and after irradiation by electrical resistance measurements and X-ray diffraction techniques. The zero-resistance superconducting transition temperature, T_{c(offset)}, of samples systematically decreases by about 5 K with the increase of neutron irradiation fluence up 18.12 \times 10^{10} n cm^{-2}. The crystalline phases showed that the compounds have 2 phases, a high-Tc phase (1223) and low-Tc phase (1212), in addition to the impurity phase. The irradiation led to a decrease in oxygen content and volume fraction of high-Tc phase (1223).

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