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Title
Synthesis of high-oxidation Y-Ba-Cu-O phases in superoxygenated thin films
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Abstract
It is known that solid-state reaction in high-pressure oxygen can stabilize high-oxidation phases of Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors in powder form. We extend this superoxygenation concept of synthesis to thin films which, due to their large surface-to-volume ratio, are more reactive thermodynamically. Epitaxial thin films of YBa2Cu3O7-delta grown by pulsed laser deposition are annealed at up to 700 atm O-2 and 900 degrees C, in conjunction with Cu enrichment by solid-state diffusion. The films show the clear formation of Y2Ba4Cu7O15-delta and Y2Ba4Cu8O16 as well as regions of YBa2Cu5O9-delta and YBa2Cu6O10-delta phases, according to scanning transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. Similarly annealed YBa2Cu3O7-delta powders show no phase conversion. Our results demonstrate a route of synthesis towards discovering more complex phases of cuprates and other superconducting oxides.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review materials / American Physical Society. - College Park, Md, 2017, currens
Publication
College Park, Md : American Physical Society, 2018
ISSN
2475-9953 [online]
Volume/pages
2:3(2018), 6 p.
Article Reference
033803
ISI
000428244900004
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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