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Title: Nature and stability of the ‘‘60-K superconducting phase’’ in the YBa2Cu3O7-δ system
Authors: Rao, C N R
Nagarajan, R
Ganguli, A K
Subbanna, G N
Bhat, S V
Keywords: YBa2Cu3O7-δ
60-K superconducting phase
ordered-oxygen-vacancy structures
stability
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1990
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review B 42(10), 6765-6768 (1990)
Abstract: Based on electron microscopy, nonresonant microwave absorption, electron paramagnetic resonance, and other studies, it is shown that in the YBa2Cu3O7-δ system, compositions with δ=0.0– 0.20, 0.25, and 0.5 are stable and monophasic, the last two being associated with ordered-oxygen-vacancy structures. The δ=0.3–0.4 region (Tc∼60 K) is not associated with an ordered-vacancy structure. More importantly, compositions in this region undergo structural changes on annealing at relatively low tempertures, eventually decomposing to the more stable phases. It appears that compositions such as YBa2Cu3O6.7 are not thermodynamically stable, casting thereby some doubt on the belief that the 60-K regime represents a genuine single-phase superconducting material.
Description: Restricted Access
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10572/781
Other Identifiers: 0163-1829
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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