Nonsuperconducting BaSn1-xSbxO3: The 5s-orbital analog of BaPb1-xBixO3

R. J. Cava, P. Gammel, B. Batlogg, J. J. Krajewski, W. F. Peck, L. W. Rupp, R. Felder, R. B. Van Dover

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The BaSn1-xSbxO3 perovskite solid solution exists for 0.0 x 0.2. The best electrical conductivity occurs for x near 0.15, and is essentially temperature independent from 300 to 5 K. The materials, although conductive, do not become superconducting to temperatures as low as 0.05 K. We propose that the difference between metal 5s oxygen 2p and metal 6s oxygen 2p bonding in solids accounts for this behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4815-4818
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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