The Tc and oxygen content of TlBa2CaCu2Oy have been investigated by quenching experiments, in which the heat-treated samples were dropped into liquid nitrogen. The oxygen loss, v, of TlBa2CaCu2Oyo - v was determined by thermogravimetry in a nitrogen atmosphere using an oxygen-annealed specimen of TlBa2CaCu2Oyo and also by measurements of the weight differences before and after quenching. Tc increased from 80 K of the oxygen-annealed specimen up to about 110 K with increasing oxygen loss up to v = 0.035 by annealing at 500°C in a nitrogen atmosphere. Judging from the high Tc above 110 K achieved by a small oxygen loss about v = 0.035, the as-sintered oxygen-annealed TlBa2CaCu2Oyo specimen was in the over-doping state and probably has an oxygen vacancy of 7 - yo0.
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