We report measurements of the superconducting and magnetic behavior of GdBa2Cu3Ox. Superconductivity occurs below Tc = 95 and 93 K, respectively, for these compounds with large Meissner effects observed. The Gd-based compound has an upper critical field slope -dHc2 dT greater than 1.2 T/K. Both compounds exhibit Curie-Weiss behavior above Tc with free-ion effective moments and small, negative temperature intercepts. In addition, the Gd-based compound orders antiferromagnetically below 2.24 K with an entropy consistent with the ordering of seven unpaired spins.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics