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An investigation of the PrBa2Cu3O7-δ system

Ganguli, AK and Rao, CNR and Sequelra, A and Rajagopal, H (1989) An investigation of the PrBa2Cu3O7-δ system. In: Zeitschrift für Physik B: Condensed Matter, 74 (2). pp. 215-219.

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Members of the PrBa2Cu3O7–delta system possessing the orthorhombic structure over a wide range of oxygen stoichiometry (delta=–0.5 to +0.5) have been prepared and characterized. Similar compositions with a tetragonal structure have also been prepared. None of the oxides is superconducting, independent of the structure or stoichiometry. Praseodymium seems to be present to a small extent in the 4+ state in oxygen-excess (negative delta) samples. Orthorhombic PrBa2Cu3O7–delta samples show the presence of twins suggesting that twins arise from orthorhombicity and have no relation to the superconductivity. A neutron diffraction study of a near-stoichiometric sample has shown a disordered orthorhombic structure with 72% occupancy of the 01 (chain) sites and with no interchange between Pr and Ba sites.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Zeitschrift für Physik B: Condensed Matter
Publisher: Springer
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 09:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31566

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