NMR and NQR studies of high Tc superconductors

W. W. Warren, R. E. Walstedt, R. F. Bell, G. F. Brennert, R. J. Cava, G. P. Espinosa, J. P. Remeika

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63,65Cu NMR and NQR studies of YBa2Cu3O7-δ are described for compositions, δ, of 0.0, 0.3, and 0.9. Spin-lattice relaxation rates in YBa2Cu3O7 reveal significantly different electron dynamics at the two Cu sites in both the normal and superconducting states. In YBa2Cu3O6.7, the relaxation rates of the sites giving a 31 MHz NQR line are dramatically lower (by a factor ∼ 1 1500) than in YBa2Cu3O7 indicating the essential vanishing of mobile carrier density on these sites. In contrast, relaxation at the 22 MHz sites is reduced only about 30%. Interpretation of these and other NMR and NQR data is discussed in relation to the question of assignment of the NQR lines to the appropriate crystalline sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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