Crystal structure and charge localization in Pb2Sr2Y1-xCaxCu3O8 for x=0.0-0.5

J.-E. Jørgensen, N.H. Andersen

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    Neutron powder diffraction studies of Pb2Sr2Y1-xCaxCu3O8 samples for x = 0.0-0. 5 have shown that Ca doping causes a positive charge transfer to the CuO2 as well as to the PbO layers. The bond-valency sum for the Cu ions in the CuO2 layer increases as a function of x, while the bond-valency sum for the Pb ions increases up to x = 0.4 and is then saturated. The axial Cu-0 bond length shows a maximum at x = 0.4, and the shortest axial Cu-0 bond length was found for x = 0.5. The x = 0.5 sample was found to become superconducting with an onset temperature of 79 K. The distance between the Cu ions in the CuO2-(Y, Ca)-CuO2 sandwich is increased by 0.14 angstrom by going from x = 0.0 to 0.5.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysica C
    Issue number1-2
    Pages (from-to)43-50
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993


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