Title: Superconducting to spin-glass state transformation in beta-pyrochlore K(x)Os(2)O(6)
Authors: Lee, C. C.
Lee, W. L.
Lin, J. -Y.
Tsuei, C. C.
Lin, J. G.
Chou, F. C.
Institute of Physics
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2011
Abstract: beta-pyrochore KOs(2)O(6), which shows superconductivity below similar to 9.7 K, has been converted into K(x)Os(2)O(6) (x less than or similar to 2/3-1/2) electrochemically to show spin-glass-like behavior below similar to 6.1 K. A room-temperature sample surface potential versus charge transfer scan indicates that there are at least two two-phase regions for x between 1 and 0.5. A rattling model of superconductivity for the title compound has been examined using electrochemical potassium de-intercalation. The significant reduction of superconducting volume fraction due to minor potassium reduction suggests the importance of defect and phase coherence in the rattling model. Magnetic susceptibility, resistivity, and specific heat measurement results have been compared between the superconducting and spin-glass-like samples.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.83.104503
ISSN: 1098-0121
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.104503
Volume: 83
Issue: 10
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