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Oxygen diffusion in YBCO: an isothermal thermogravimetric study

Authors
Journal
Physica C Superconductivity
0921-4534
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
174
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0921-4534(91)91584-q
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract The kinetics of oxygenation/deoxygenation in YBa 2Cu 3O 7−δ has been studied with thermogravimetry. Experiments were conducted at various constatn temperatures on powder samples subjected to an abrupt change in ambient oxygen partial pressure. The processes are found to be diffusion-controlled, with an activation energy of 1.3 eV for samples with oxygen deficiencies δ near 0.1. The chemical diffusion coefficient at 500°C is determined as 10 −10 cm 2/s, two to three orders of magnitude smaller than values measured from sintered samples.

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