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Observation of ESR in the Bi high-Tc superconductors

Published inPhysica C: Superconductivity, vol. 157, no. 2, p. 240-246
Publication date1989

Electron spin resonance of a high-Tc Bi superconductor sample is reported. The d.c. susceptibility, d.c. resistivity and a.c. susceptibility show two superconducting transitions at 105 K and 75 K. The ESR spectra show a main resonance line whose temperature dependence is studied in detail. The g value shows a maximum of 2.24 at 230 K and decreases to 2.12 at 100 K. The line width also shows a maximum of 520 G at the same temperature and drops to 200 G at 100 K. An unusual behaviour is observed in the decrease of the integrated intensity from a maximum at 230 K to below noise at level 100 K. It is possible that the origin of this signal is due to impurity phases. However, the unusual behaviour of its intensity (disappearance of the signal below Tc) may indicate that it arises from pair formation much above Tc.

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SHALTIEL, David et al. Observation of ESR in the Bi high-Tc superconductors. In: Physica C: Superconductivity, 1989, vol. 157, n° 2, p. 240–246. doi: 10.1016/0921-4534(89)90008-7

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