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Author Lederman, D.; Hasen, J.; Schuller, I.K.; Osquiguil, E.; Bruynseraede, Y.
Title Photoinduced superconductivity and structural changes in high temperature superconducting films Type Journal Article
Year 1994 Publication Applied Physics Letters Abbreviated Journal
Volume 64 Issue 5 Pages 652-654
Keywords Annealing; Electric conductivity measurement; Lighting; Oxygen; Praseodymium compounds; Quenching; Semiconducting films; Structure (composition); Superconductivity; Thermal effects; Thin films; Yttrium compounds; Contraction; Oxygen vacancy; Photoinduced superconductivity; Stoichiometry; Superconducting critical temperature; High temperature superconductors
Abstract The illumination of PryGd1-yBa2Cu 3Ox semiconducting and superconducting thin films increases their critical temperatures and decreases their normal state resistivities if and only if the films are oxygen deficient. Moreover, these changes are enhanced near the Pr-induced metal-insulator transition. Light also causes a contraction of the c-axis in YBa2Cu3Ox which is correlated with the observed photoinduced resistivity changes. These changes are similar to those observed when oxygen-deficient YBa 2Cu3Ox is enriched with oxygen or annealed at room temperature after quenching from high temperatures.
Address Laboratorium voor Vaste Stof-Fysika en Magnetisme, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
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Notes Cited By (since 1996): 37; Export Date: 17 April 2009; Source: Scopus; doi: 10.1063/1.111078; Language of Original Document: English; Correspondence Address: Lederman, D.; Physics Department; University of California-San Diego San Diego, CA 92093-0319, United States Approved no
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