Phonon density of states of the YBa2Cu3Oy superconducting ceramics

L. Mihly, L. Rosta, G. Coddens, F. Mezei, Gy Hutiray, G. Kriza, B. Keszei

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Neutron scattering measurements were performed on polycrystalline Y-Ba-Cu-O ceramics to explore the relationship between structure, phonon spectrum, and superconductivity. No evidence was seen for soft phonon modes. The superconducting transition temperature of the compound was tuned by heat treatments. Although oxygen removal leads to changes in the lattice parameters and the time-of-flight spectrum indicates a general softening of the lattice, the characteristic features in the phonon density of states remain unchanged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7137-7140
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mihly, L., Rosta, L., Coddens, G., Mezei, F., Hutiray, G., Kriza, G., & Keszei, B. (1987). Phonon density of states of the YBa2Cu3Oy superconducting ceramics. Physical Review B, 36(13), 7137-7140.