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Thermomechanical Detwinning of Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-x Single Crystals

Published

Author(s)

Debra L. Kaiser, Frank W. Gayle, Robert S. Roth, L Swartzendruber

Abstract

A method for the complete removal of twins from single crystals of superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-x is described. The process depends on ferroelastic behavior found to exist in the phase, and should be generally applicable to the layered perovskite-type phases containing accommodation twins resulting from a tetragonal-to-orthorhombic transformation on cooling. The twin-free, superconducting single crystals will enable investigation of a b anisotropy of properties as well as crystal structure determination without complication by the presence of microtwins.
Citation
International Journal of Materials Research
Volume
4
Issue
4

Citation

Kaiser, D. , Gayle, F. , Roth, R. and Swartzendruber, L. (1989), Thermomechanical Detwinning of Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-x Single Crystals, International Journal of Materials Research (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created July 11, 1989, Updated February 19, 2017