Volume 124, Number 6, December 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||08 January 2019|
Effect of Cu doping on superconductivity in TaSe3: Relationship between superconductivity and induced charge density wave
1 Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University - Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
2 Center of Education and Research for Topological Science and Technology, Hokkaido University Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
Received: 23 August 2018
Accepted: 5 December 2018
By measuring the temperature dependence of the resistance, we investigated the effect of Cu doping on superconductivity (SC) in Cu-doped TaSe3 in which the charge density wave (CDW) transition is induced by Cu doping. We observed an emergence of a region where the SC transition temperature (TC) decreased in samples with higher Cu concentrations and found that the region tended to expand with increasing Cu concentration. In addition, the temperature dependence of the upper critical field (HC2) of Cu-doped TaSe3 was found to differ from that of pure TaSe3. Based on these experimental results and the fact that the SC of TaSe3 is filamentary, we conclude that SC is suppressed locally by Cu doping and competes with the CDW in Cu-doped TaSe3. The resistance anomaly due to the CDW transition was extremely small and the size of the anomaly was enhanced with increasing Cu concentration but the temperature at which the anomaly appeared hardly changed. These results of the anomaly and the local suppression of SC suggest that the induced CDWs have short-range order in the vicinity of Cu atoms. We also discuss the effect of the pinning of CDWs on the relationship between SC and short-range order CDWs.
PACS: 74.70.-b – Superconducting materials other than cuprates / 71.45.Lr – Charge-density-wave systems / 72.15.-v – Electronic conduction in metals and alloys
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