The crystal structure of (C0.4Cu0.6)Sr2(Y0.86Sr0.14)Cu2O7

Y. Miyazaki, H. Yamane, N. Ohnishi, T. Kajitani, K. Hiraga, Y. Morii, S. Funahashi, T. Hirai

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The crystal structure of a new compound, (C0.4Cu0.6)Sr2(Y0.86Sr0.14)Cu2O7, is derived from the structure of YBa2Cu3O7. Forty percent of CuO chains in the YBa2Cu3O7 structure are replaced by CO3 groups. This new compound has a superstructure along the a-axis and the c-axis. Diffuse superlattice reflections having periods of a*/2-a*/3 and c*/2 were observed in electron diffraction patterns. Locally ordered distributions of C and Cu atoms were seen high-resolution images taken by transmission electron microscopy with an incident beam parallel to [010]. The basic structure of this superstructure was determined by neutron powder diffraction, assuming orthorhombic symmetry with the space group, Pmmm (lattice constants: a=3.8278(2), b=3.8506(2) and c=11.1854(5) A ̊).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jul 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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