NMR study of the effect of hydrogen on YBa2Cu3O6

S. D. Goren, C. Korn, H. Shaked, E. Rössler, H. M. Vieth, K. Lüders

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Previous studies have shown that when hydrogen is added to the superconductor YBa2Cu3O7 (O7), it affects many of its properties, as if chain oxygen were removed. Hence the effect of H on the material should be quite different when these oxygen atoms are missing. We have therefore studied the influence of H on YBa2Cu3O6 (O6). In contrast to the case of O7, the 89Y NMR resonance frequency is independent of x; instead a second line evolves that is shifted to a higher frequency with respect to the original line. The results confirm that hydrogen in O6 qualitatively plays a different role than hydrogen in O7. The quadrupole interaction of 2H in the material yields a coupling constant e2qQ h of about 250 kHz which indicates that the hydrogen forms an O-H bond. X-ray diffraction results are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1994

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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