Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) studies of copper nuclei are reported for high-quality single-phase powder samples of Ba2YCu3O7. The high-field Cu63 NMR spectrum shows well-defined axial symmetry for the chain-forming Cu(1) site and evidence of appreciable disorder in the Cu(2) planes. Spontaneous oxygen loss was found to degrade the sharp NMR spectrum of the Cu(1) site. Spin-lattice relaxation rates reveal strikingly different electron dynamics for the two sites. For neither site do the rates exhibit conventional Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer behavior near Tc.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics