Study on the photo-induced oxygen reordering in YBa2Cu3O6+x
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Effect of the long term illumination of the YBa2Cu3O6+x with visible light or ultraviolet irradiation on its superconducting properties was studied in the frame of a simple theoretical model, which assumes that photodoping triggers rearrangement of oxygen monomers in the chain layers thus causing the enhancement of the average chain length, l(av). Since, according to the model of charge transfer mechanism, long CuO chains are better electronic hole donors than the short ones, increase of the average chain length induces additional holes transfer from chain layers to the superconducting CuO2 planes which in turn leads to the increase of the superconducting transition temperature T-c. By the use of the expression for the chain length probability distribution and numerically calculated values for the average chain length in the non-excited system, we were able to estimate the doping p (number of holes per one Cu atom in the superconducting CuO2 planes) and T-c enhancement due to photo-ind...uced oxygen reordering. The theoretical results are compared with available experimental data. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Photodoping / Superconductivity / CuO chains
Source:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 2012, 279, 212-214
- 5th International Conference on Elementary Processes in Atomic Systems (CEPAS), Jun 21-25, 2011, Belgrade, Serbia