In the high temperature superconducting material yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) the basal plane oxygen plays a dominant role in determining the superconducting properties of the material. We have carried outin situ high temperature measurements of (a) electrical resistivity and (b) X-ray diffraction in vacuum as well as in helium atmospheres to probe the nature of ordering of oxygen atoms. While published phase diagram of temperature vs oxygen concentration in different partial pressures allow only a tetragonal phase for the annealing temperatures we have investigated, the experiments point to the coexistence of orthorhombic (OII) and tetragonal phases.
Volume 45, 2022
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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