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Physical Review Letters
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Anomalous disappearance of high-Tc superconductivity at high hole concentration in metallic La2-xSrxCuO4

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Abstract

Samples of La2-xSrxCuO4- have previously shown a maximum concentration of p=0.15 holes per [CuO2] unit, because increasing x>0.15 normally induces compensating oxygen vacancies. Annealing samples in 100 bars of oxygen pressure fills the oxygen vacancies and greatly increases the range of accessible hole concentrations, up to p=0.40 (or effectively Cu+2.40). We find that Tc is constant at 36 K from p=0.15 to 0.24, where it begins to decrease. Beyond p0.32, superconductivity disappears, even though the samples are more conducting. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

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29 Aug 1988

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Physical Review Letters

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