Energy gaps in doped MgB2

Peter Samuely 

Institute of experimental Physics, Kosice (IEP SAS), Watsonova 47, Kosice 04353, Slovakia (Slovak Rep.)


Point-contact measurements on the carbon and aluminium substituted MgB2 samples are performed to study a development of the two gap superconductivity [1]. In the carbon substituted MgB2 the large gap on the σ-band is decreased in an essentially linear fashion with increasing the carbon concentrations. The changes in the small gap Δ π up to 3.8 % C are proportionally smaller but for the heavily doped sample with 10 % C and Tc = 22 K both gaps are still present, and significantly reduced, consistent with a strong essentially linear, reduction of each gap with the transition temperature [2,3]. A comparison with the aluminium doped material is made as well.

[1] P. Szabo et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 137005 (2001).
[2] P. Samuely et al., Phys. Rev. B 68, 020505(R) (2003).
[3] Z. Holanova et al., Phys. Rev. B accepted

* The work has been done in collaboration with P. Szabo, Z. Holanova, R.H.T. Wilke, S. Bud'ko and P.C. Canfield


Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium E, by Peter Samuely
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004

Submitted: 2004-07-19 17:45
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55