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CR3 - Superconductivity and Magnetism in Ruthenocuprates

Superconductivity and Magnetism in the Ruthenocuprates

Piotr W. Klamut
Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences,
   P Nr 1410, 50-950 Wrocław 2, Poland, e-mail:  p.klamut@int.pan.wroc.pl

Abstract - The ruthenocuprates are high temperature superconductors, which have raised a substantial interest due to the simultaneous presence of the transition metal magnetism and superconductivity. The compounds represent a complex and experimentally challenging research arena, with interesting recent experimental developments. Without striving for completeness, the author reviews some key properties of RuSr2RECu2O8, RuSr2RE2-xCexCu2O10-y, and of few derivative compounds of the ruthenocuprate family.

Manuscript received September 20, 2007; accepted October 24, 2007.  Reference No. CR3, Category 1.