Infrared studies of textured ceramic high-T(C) superconductors

Tanner, D. B. and Timusk, T. and Herr, S. L. and Kamarás, Katalin (1989) Infrared studies of textured ceramic high-T(C) superconductors. PHYSICA A - STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 157 (1). pp. 214-219. ISSN 0378-4371

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The surfaces of ceramic samples of high-temperature superconductors can have a high degree of crystalline orientation, depending of the way in which they are prepared. (In particular it is essential that the sample not be polished in an attempt to “improve” the optical quality.) The surfaces of these textured ceramic samples consist of small crystallites, with about 80% orientation of the crystallographic c axis normal to the surface. The infrared and optical properties of these samples have been measured. We observe that the frequencydependent conductivity can be decomposed into the sum of a far-infrared Drude part (which at zero frequency equals the ordinary dc conductivity) and a broad, temperature-independent mid-infrared band. The mid-infrared band has about four times the oscillator strength of the low-frequency Drude part.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
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Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 13:00
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