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Coexistence of Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism in Ni-Doped Bi4 −xNixO4S3 (0.075 ≤x≤ 0.150)


The effects of Ni doping on the physical properties of the newly discovered layered superconductor Bi4O4S3 are studied. X-ray diffraction data indicates that the lattice constants a and c decrease with the increasing Ni doping. From resistivity-temperature curves, the superconducting transition temperature (\(T_{c}^{\text {onset}})\) is suppressed by only 0.5 K with the increase of Ni doping from 0.075 to 0.15; the \(T_{c}^{\text {zero}}\) is almost the same constant at different Ni ions’ doping level. The magnetic susceptibility results suggest the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in this system. A possible superconductivity transition is observed around ˜14 K from M-T (FC) curves in x = 0.125, 0.15 samples, which may result from the doped magnetic Ni ions.

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We acknowledge the funding provided by Shanghai Pujiang Program (13PJD015) and Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (13ZR1415200, 13JC1402400, 11dz1100305), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 51372149, 51371111, 51302249, 11204171,11205235, 11404206). The authors thank beamline BL14B1 of Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

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Yin, X., Feng, Z., Yu, C. et al. Coexistence of Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism in Ni-Doped Bi4 −xNixO4S3 (0.075 ≤x≤ 0.150). J Supercond Nov Magn 29, 879–884 (2016).

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  • Ni doping
  • Bi4O4S3
  • Superconductivity
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Magnetic ions