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Neutron diffusion study of the crystal field action on the Er[sup 3+] ion in supraconductors with high critical temperature. Etude par diffusion neutronique de l'action du champ cristallin sur l'ion Er[sup 3+] dans les systemes supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique

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Abstract

Superconductivity in the cuprates is believed to be controlled by the density of mobile charges in the CuO[sub 2] planes. In particular, the charge transfer process from the chains to the planes seems to play an important role. Consequently, it is crucial to observe directly the influence of different types of perturbations on the electronic structure of these compounds. The crystal field (CF) spectroscopy of the rare earth allows us to make these observations, since in the perovskite-type compounds YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub x](123) and YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 4]O[sub 8](1248) the replacement of the Y ions by most of the magnetic rare-earth (R) ions does not have a detrimental effect on the superconductivity. The (2J+1)-fold degeneracy of the ground-state J-multiplet of the R ions will be partially lifted under the action of the CF potential created by the neighbouring atoms. By means of inelastic neutron scattering experiments it is possible to observe directly the transitions between the CF states. This means that we can obtain useful information on both the structural and the charge distribution parameters in the vicinity of the R ion. In the 123 and 1248 systems, the R ions are sandwiched between two CuO[sub 2] planes, thus the CF  More>>
Authors:
Mesot, J [1] 
  1. Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
LNS-166
Reference Number:
AIX-24-022183; EDB-93-039507
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (Ph.D.)
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CUPRATES; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; NEUTRONS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; SPECTROSCOPY; CRYSTAL FIELD; CHARGE DISTRIBUTION; DISTURBANCES; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; ERBIUM IONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GROUND STATES; MAGNETISM; PEROVSKITE; RARE EARTHS; THEORETICAL DATA; BARYONS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COPPER COMPOUNDS; DATA; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ELEMENTS; ENERGY LEVELS; FERMIONS; HADRONS; INFORMATION; IONS; METALS; MINERALS; NUCLEONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXIDE MINERALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PEROVSKITES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SCATTERING; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; 360607* - Other Materials- Superconducting Properties- (1992-)
OSTI ID:
6760767
Research Organizations:
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland). Lab. fuer Neutronenstreuung
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
French
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Other: ON: TI93617212
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Pages: ([140] p)
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Mesot, J. Neutron diffusion study of the crystal field action on the Er[sup 3+] ion in supraconductors with high critical temperature. Etude par diffusion neutronique de l'action du champ cristallin sur l'ion Er[sup 3+] dans les systemes supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique. Switzerland: N. p., 1992. Web.
Mesot, J. Neutron diffusion study of the crystal field action on the Er[sup 3+] ion in supraconductors with high critical temperature. Etude par diffusion neutronique de l'action du champ cristallin sur l'ion Er[sup 3+] dans les systemes supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique. Switzerland.
Mesot, J. 1992. "Neutron diffusion study of the crystal field action on the Er[sup 3+] ion in supraconductors with high critical temperature. Etude par diffusion neutronique de l'action du champ cristallin sur l'ion Er[sup 3+] dans les systemes supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique." Switzerland.
@misc{etde_6760767,
title = {Neutron diffusion study of the crystal field action on the Er[sup 3+] ion in supraconductors with high critical temperature. Etude par diffusion neutronique de l'action du champ cristallin sur l'ion Er[sup 3+] dans les systemes supraconducteurs a haute temperature critique}
author = {Mesot, J}
abstractNote = {Superconductivity in the cuprates is believed to be controlled by the density of mobile charges in the CuO[sub 2] planes. In particular, the charge transfer process from the chains to the planes seems to play an important role. Consequently, it is crucial to observe directly the influence of different types of perturbations on the electronic structure of these compounds. The crystal field (CF) spectroscopy of the rare earth allows us to make these observations, since in the perovskite-type compounds YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub x](123) and YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 4]O[sub 8](1248) the replacement of the Y ions by most of the magnetic rare-earth (R) ions does not have a detrimental effect on the superconductivity. The (2J+1)-fold degeneracy of the ground-state J-multiplet of the R ions will be partially lifted under the action of the CF potential created by the neighbouring atoms. By means of inelastic neutron scattering experiments it is possible to observe directly the transitions between the CF states. This means that we can obtain useful information on both the structural and the charge distribution parameters in the vicinity of the R ion. In the 123 and 1248 systems, the R ions are sandwiched between two CuO[sub 2] planes, thus the CF interaction at the R sites constitutes an ideal probe of the local symmetry and charge distribution of the superconducting planes. In the first part of this work, we discuss the importance of the intermediate coupling and J mixing effects on the determination of the CF parameters of the 123 compounds. In order to quantify the charge transfer process from the chains to the planes, we performed a detailed analysis of the CF of Er[sup 3+] in the 123 and 248 compounds under the following conditions: oxygen deficiency, Zn and Ni doping of the Cu sites, external pressure and fast neutron irradiation. In parallel, we present conclusions obtained from diffraction experiments. (author) figs., tabs., 113 refs.}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1992}
month = {Nov}
}