Measurement of oxygen disorder and nano-twin microstructure associated with columnar defects in YBCO. Metadata

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  • Main Title Measurement of oxygen disorder and nano-twin microstructure associated with columnar defects in YBCO.


  • Author: Yan, Y,
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-12-18


  • English


  • Content Description: Studies of defects generated by high energy (>1 GeV) heavy ion irradiation in high-Tc superconductors have been performed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Our study shows that high dose irradiation leads to the formation of nano-twins, by which the columnar defects are connected. An analysis of the local Fourier components of the image intensity in [001] lattice images indicates that these new ''twin'' boundaries are much more diffuse than pre-existing twin boundaries in YBCO. The mechanism of the formation of nano-twin boundaries on {l_brace}110{r_brace} planes and their possible relation to superconducting properties are discussed.
  • Physical Description: 9 p.


  • Keyword: Irradiation
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Crystal Defects
  • Keyword: Heavy Ions
  • Keyword: Barium Oxides
  • Keyword: Radiation Effects
  • Keyword: Microstructure
  • Keyword: High-Tc Superconductors
  • Keyword: Copper Oxides
  • Keyword: Yttrium Oxides


  • Conference: Materials Research Society 1998 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (US), 11/30/1998--12/04/1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: ANL/MSD/CP-96876
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11026
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618929


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00011026
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 9 pages