Orientation imaging microscopy analysis of bulk, melt-textured YBCO superconductors

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In this contribution, we apply orientation imaging microscopy (OIM) to melt-textured, bulk YBa2Cu3Oy (YBCO) samples, which require to perform an automated two-phase analysis. Both YBCO and the green phase Y2BaCuO5 (Y-211) are of orthorhombic crystal structures, but with clearly distinct unit cell parameters. We obtain the orientations of the individual crystallites and the misorientation distributions for both YBCO and Y-211. From the obtained data, we calculate the orientation distribution functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalCrystal Engineering
Issue number3-4 SPEC.
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1


  • Grain orientation
  • Melt-texturing
  • OIM analysis
  • YBCO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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