Bismuth-based superconducting cuprates of the family Bi2Sr2Can-1CunO2n+4. Crystals are grown by the floating zone method in a two-mirror furnace. Various doping levels available upon post annealing treatment.
Crystals are grown by a modified Bridgman method under vacuum. As-grown crystals are sold; nevertheless dedicated post-annealing treatment can be done on demand. The size of single crystals ranges from 1 mm2 to 15 mm2 depending on the composition Several cleavages are possible. Crystals cleave along the a-b plane for all compositions. As-grown whole crystalline… Continue Reading