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Dynamics of Oxygen ordering in YBa2Cu3O6+ xstudied by neutron and high-energy synchrotron x-ray diffraction

Authors
Journal
Physica C Superconductivity
0921-4534
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0921-4534(97)00649-7
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract The dynamics of the ortho-II oxygen structure in a high purity YBa 2Cu 3O 6+ x single crystal with x=0.50 has been studied by neutron and by X-ray diffraction with a photon energy of 100 keV. Our data show that the oxygen order develops on two different time-scales, one of the order of seconds and a much slower of the order of weeks and months. The mechanism dominating the slow time-scale is related to oxygen diffusion, while the fast mechanism may result from a temperature-dependent change in the average oxygen chain length.

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