The paramagnetic contribution in the magnetization behavior of Y1-xGdxBa2Cu3O7

A. El Ali*, K. A. Azez, I. A. Al-Omari, J. Shobaki, M. K. Hasan, B. A. Albiss, Kh Khasawnieh, Kh A. Ziq, A. F. Salem

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Polycrystalline samples of Y1-xGdxBa2Cu3O7 with different Gd contents (x = 1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25) were prepared using the usual solid state reaction method. X-ray characterization of these samples showed an orthorhombic phase. The lattice parameters a, b, and c were found to increase with increasing Gd concentration which is due to the larger volume of Gd atoms. Magnetization and transport measurements show the same transition temperature of 91 K for all samples studied. Initial and magnetization hysteresis loop measurements showed that the paramagnetic behavior is dominant at high fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Aug 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Kh.A. Ziq and A.F. Salem would like to acknowledge the support for this work from King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals.


  • High temperature super conductivity
  • Manetization
  • Paramagnetism
  • YGdBaCuO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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