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Nature of the copper species in superconducting YBa2Cu3O7

Sarma, DD and Rao, CNR (1988) Nature of the copper species in superconducting YBa2Cu3O7. In: Solid State Communications, 65 (1). 47 -49.

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The nominal composition of YBa2Cu3O7 oxide suggests that 33% of the copper should be in the 3+ state. In structural studies3–5, Cu3+ and Cu2+ ions have been assigned specific sites based on their preferred coordinations, and many of the models of superconductivity also require the presence of Cu3+. Our studies however show that Cu is present only in the Cu1+ and Cu2+ states, the proportion of the former increasing with decreasing temperature. It appears that there is no clear experimental evidence for the presence of Cu3+ in YBa2Cu3O7.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solid State Communications
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 09:04
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2010 09:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32395

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