Nature and amount of carriers in Ce-doped Nd2CuO4 .2. Low temperature transport and XAS characterisation

Ghigna, P. and Spinolo, G. and Scavini, M. and Chiodelli, G. and Flor, G. and Chadwick, Alan V. (1996) Nature and amount of carriers in Ce-doped Nd2CuO4 .2. Low temperature transport and XAS characterisation. Physica C: Superconductivity, 268 (1-2). pp. 150-160. ISSN 0921-4534. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper discusses the electrical (conductivity) and spectroscopic (XAS) evidence of Ce-doped Nd2CuO4 samples in which the charge carrier density has been fixed to a known value by annealing in well known and well controlled conditions, and then quenching to room temperature. Ail the experimental findings presented here are consistent with a band structure where no impurity levels are present in the energy gap. In addition, the XAS results indicate that the unoccupied band of lower energy is originated by a Mott-Hubbard splitting, It has been found that both Ce-doping and reduction of the oxygen excess delta concur in giving rise to the charge carriers density. For low charge carrier density, the conductivity data indicate an Anderson localisation of the charge carriers, which is seemingly responsible of the semiconducting-like behaviour. As the charge carrier density increases, conductivity becomes less dependent on temperature, and superconductivity (above 10 K) is found only when the charge carrier density is greater than the value of 0.082 electrons per copper atom.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2009 00:24
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 11:15
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