Superconductivity Study of GaN Highly Doped by Transition Metals
J.B. Goska, b, M. Boćkowskic, M. Tokarczyka, G. Kowalskia and A. Twardowskia
aInstitute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Hoża 69, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland
bFaculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland
cHigh Pressure Research Centre UNIPRESS, PAS, Sokołowska 29/37, 01-142 Warsaw, Poland
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GaN:Cr and GaN:Fe single crystals as well as GaN:Mn micropowders highly doped by transition metals were grown to investigate low temperature superconductivity. Magnetic measurements revealed type I superconductivity with TC ≈ 6 K and HC ≈ 600 Oe, identical for all compounds and also identical to that observed before in GaP:Cr and GaAs:Cr. The presence of amorphous inclusions of gallium may explain existing superconductivity as a result of a phase transition leading to β-Ga during cooling down of the sample. Since the observed parameters are close to those characteristic for superconducting Ga(II) this possibility could not be ruled out.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.124.877
PACS numbers: 74.25.Ha, 74.70.-b, 74.25.Dw, 75.50.-y, 61.72.Dd, 81.10.Dn