Can halogen atoms be inserted into the YBCO system?

S. D. Goren, L. Frenkel Ben-Yakar, A. Shames, B. Pandyopadhayay, C. Korn, H. Shaked, P. Massiot, C. Perrin, J. Gallier, A. Privalov

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We have measured the 19F and 35Cl NMR spectra of fluorine and chlorine doped YBCO. We show that the positions and widths of the resonance lines do not match any of the most probable decomposition products of the doped YBCO. In addition, we show that the temperature dependence of the 19F linewidth follows the evolution of the vortex lattice in the superconducting phase. The 35Cl NMR spectra are consistent with the fact that the Cl occupies the chain or apical oxygen site. ESR results show an increase in the ESR signal above a certain halogen concentration, which depends on the oxygen content. This is interpreted as an appearance of either a very small amount (of the order of 0.1%) of a new paramagnetic phase or a decrease in the grain size due to halogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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