The effect of electron irradiation in high-Tc oxide superconductors

E. Adem, L. Martinez, J. Rickards, E. Orozco, J. Fuentes-Maya, J. L. Albarran, A. Mendoza, E. Carrillo, L. Cota, J. Reyes-Gasga, J. L. Boldu, R. Perez, J. G. Perez-Ramirez, J. Jose Yacaman

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A superconductor ceramic oxide with the Y1Ba2Cu3O7-x phase and exhibiting a transition temperature at Tc⋍ 92 K, was irradiated at room temperature with 1 MeV electrons. It was found that the irradiation produces a sharp drop in the Tc value from 92 K down to — 40 K. The irradiated sample suffered a change from metallike character to semiconductor like behavior at T> Tc. It is also shown that after irradiation the twin boundaries on the material become irregular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-810
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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