Oxygen ordering in the high-T-c superconductor HgBa2CaCu2O6+delta as revealed by perturbed angular correlation
authors Mendonca, TM; Correia, JG; Haas, H; Odier, P; Tavares, PB; da Silva, MR; Lopes, AML; Pereira, AM; Goncalves, JN; Amaral, JS; Darie, C; Araujo, JP
nationality International
journal PHYSICAL REVIEW B
keywords NEUTRON POWDER DIFFRACTION; STRUCTURAL-CHANGES; CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE; HGBA2CUO4+DELTA; BI2SR2CACU2O8+DELTA; DEPENDENCE; HGBA2CA2CU3O8+DELTA; INTERSTITIALS; PRESSURE; BEHAVIOR
abstract Lattice sites and collective ordering of oxygen atoms in HgBa2CaCu2O6+delta were studied using the perturbed angular correlation (PAC) technique at ISOLDE/CERN. The electric field gradients (EFG) at Hg-199m nuclei have been measured as functions of oxygen doping on the Hg planes, above and below T-c. In comparison with the results obtained for oxygen and fluorine doping in Hg-1201, the analysis shows a different oxygen ordering exhibited by Hg-1212. Moreover, for all studied cases, the experimental results show that at a local scale there is non uniform oxygen distribution. A series of ab initio EFG calculations allowed to infer that at low concentrations, regions without oxygen coexist with regions where O-2 delta dumbbell molecules are located at the center of the Hg mesh. On the other side, at high concentrations, O-2 delta dumbbell molecules coexist with single O-delta atoms occupying the center of the Hg mesh. The present results suggest that oxygen sits on the Hg planes in the form of a molecule and not as a single atom.
publisher AMER PHYSICAL SOC
issn 1098-0121
year published 2011
volume 84
issue 9
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.094524
web of science category Physics, Condensed Matter
subject category Physics
unique article identifier WOS:000295161900012
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