Synthesis and characterization of Ba3(Pb1-xBix)2O7

R. J. Cava, H. Takagi, H. W. Zandbergen, B. Hessen, J. J. Krajewski, W. F. Peck

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The synthesis and initial characterization of a layered perovskite-based lead-bismuth oxide are reported. The phase, Ba3(Pb1-xBix)2O7, for 0≤x≤0.5, is the n=2 member of the Ruddlesden-Popper series An+1BnO3n+1. It can be synthesized only under very narrowly defined conditions. Despite the analogy to the well-known three-dimensional perovskite superconductor BaPb0.75Bi0.25O3, layered Ba3Pb2O7 does not become superconducting (down to 1.8 K) on doping with Bi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14101-14104
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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