Structural analysis and superconducting properties of F-substituted NdOBiS2single crystals

Masanori Nagao, Satoshi Demura, Keita Deguchi, Akira Miura, Satoshi Watauchi, Takahiro Takei, Yoshihiko Takano, Nobuhiro Kumada, Isao Tanaka

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F-substituted NdOBiS2superconducting single crystals were grown using CsCl/KCl.ux. This is the.rst example of the single-crystal growth of a BiS2-based superconductor. The obtained single crystals had a plate-like shape with a size of 1-2mm and a well-developed ab-plane. The crystal structure of the grown crystals was determined by singlecrystal X-ray di.raction analysis to be the tetragonal space group P4=nmm (29) with a = 3:996(3) and c = 13:464(6)Å. The chemical formula of the grown crystals was approximately Nd0.98±0.06O 0.7±0.1F0.3±0.1Bi 0.98±0.04S2, and Cs, K, and Cl were not detected in the grown crystals by electron probe microanalysis. The grown crystals had a critical temperature of approximately 5K. The superconducting anisotropy of the single crystals was estimated to be about 30 from the e.ective mass model and the upper critical.eld.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113701
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • BiS-based superconductor
  • Cesium chloride and potassium chloride flux
  • Flux growth
  • Single-crystal X-ray diffraction


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