Observation of nanostripes and -clusters in (Nd, EuGd)Ba2Cu3Ox superconductors

M. R. Koblischka, M. Winter, P. Das, A. Koblischka-Veneva, M. Muralidhar, T. Wolf, N. Hari Babu, S. Turner, G. van Tendeloo, U. Hartmann

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Nanostripes are observed in melt-textured and single-crystalline samples of the ternary light rare earth (LRE)-compound (Nd0.33Eu0.33Gd0.33)Ba2Cu3Ox (NEG) by means of atomic force microscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy at ambient conditions, combined with transmission electron microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction. This enables the observation of several important features: The nanostripes are formed by chains of nanoclusters, representing the LRE/Ba substitution. The dimensions of the nanostripes are similar for both types of NEG samples. The periodicity of the nanostripes is found to range between 40 and 60 nm; the shape of the nanoclusters is elliptic with a major axis length between 300 and 500 nm and a minor axis length of about 30-150 nm. The stripes are filling effectively the space in between the twin boundaries. Concerning the flux pinning, the nanoclusters are the important pinning sites, not the nanostripes themselves.

ジャーナルPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 2月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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