Hydrogen and water intercalation into YBa2Cu3O7-δ: Structural properties of H2YBa2Cu3O8-δ

W. Günthe, R. Schöllhorn, M. Epple, H. Siegle, Ch H. Thomsen, B. Kabius, U. Poppe, J. Schubert, W. Zander

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Structural properties of hydrogen- and water-intercalated superconductors YBa2Cu3O7-δare discussed on the basis of new high-resolution electron microscopy, electron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) and Raman measurements. The multistep intercalation reaction proceeding at temperatures below 200°C leads to significant changes in the crystal structure via shear transformation resulting in a highly crystalline end phase. A new structure model was proposed for YBa2Cu3O8-δwhich includes Cu-O single chains as in YBa2Cu3O7-δThis result differs in principle from all models proposed before.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-466
Number of pages18
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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