Pressure dependence of Tc in the MgB2 superconductor as probed by resistivity measurements

E. Saito, T. Taknenobu, T. Ito, Y. Iwasa, K. Prassides, T. Arima

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High-pressure resistivity experiments were performed on the recently discovered superconductor, MgB2. Tc decreases quasi-linearly with applied pressure to 1.4 GPa at a rate of -2.0(1) K GPa-1, which is somewhat larger than that derived from ac susceptibility measurements. The reduction of Tc is consistent with the BCS picture, in a similar way to the C60-based superconductors. Taking into account the pressure dependence of the unit cell volume, V, the volume coefficient of Tc, d(ln Tc)/dV is significantly large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L267-L270
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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