Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 48, Number 7 (July 2022), p. 648-652    ( to contents , go back )

Metal-insulator transition in single crystals Y1–zPrzBa2Cu3O7–δ

G. Ya. Khadzhai1, A. L. Solovjov1,2,4, N. G. Panchenko3, M. R. Vovk1, and R. V. Vovk1,3

1V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv 61077, Ukraine
2B. I. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv 61103, Ukraine

3Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport, Kharkiv 61050, Ukraine
4Institute for Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences Wroclaw 50-950, Polan
pos Анотація:814

Received February 20, 2022, published online May 20, 2022


The aim was to conduct comparative studies of the evolution of conductivity along and across the base ab plane in Y1–zPrzBa2Cu3O7–δ single crystals at different degrees of praseodymium doping in a wide range of concentrations 0 ≤ z ≤ 0.5. It is established that the increase in the degree of praseodymium doping in samples Y1–zPrzBa2Cu3O7–δ leads to increased effects of localization and implementation in the system of metal–insulator type transition, which always precedes the superconducting transition. Increasing the concentration of praseodymium leads to a significant shift in the beginning of the metal–insulator transition at the low temperature region.

Key words:  high-temperature superconductivity, metal-insulator transition, doping, Y1–zPrzBa2Cu3O7–δ single crystals, localization effects.

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