Extraordinary Effect of Aluminum Substitution on the Upper Critical Field of Ba2YCu3O7
A 10% substitution of Al on the Cu(1) (chain) site of single crystals of Ba2YCu3O7 drives the material to the edge of the orthorhombic-tetragonal transition and strongly decreases the resistivity and upper critical field, compared to the unsubstituted parent compound, but has little effect on Tc. The coherence length in the ĝ-b^ plane increases twofold, while the coherence length along the axis is unchanged. These results can be reconciled with the conventional relationships between superconducting and normal-state properties only if a twofold change in the Fermi-surface area is postulated.
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Van Dover, Robert B.; Schneemeyer, Lynn; Waszczak, Joseph V.; Rudman, D. A.; Juang, J. Y.; and Cutro, J. A., "Extraordinary Effect of Aluminum Substitution on the Upper Critical Field of Ba2YCu3O7" (1989). Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 19.