The interaction of nanostripes and the twin structure in light-rare-earth-element-based 123-type high-Tc superconductors

M. R. Koblischka, A. Koblischka-Veneva, M. Muralidhar, Th Wolf, N. Hari Babu, U. Hartmann

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Abstract

Self-organized nanostripes are observed in various light-rare-earth (LRE)-based 123-type high-Tc superconductors in the as-grown state by means of AFM and STM topography measurements. These observations indicate that the nanostripes are formed during the crystal growth process. The necessary oxygenation step to obtain superconducting samples causes the formation of twin boundaries and thus, deforms the original arrangement of the nanostripes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume471
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Composition modulation
  • High-T superconductors
  • Nanostripes
  • Oxides
  • STM

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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