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1993

Iowa State University

Condensed Matter Physics

Superconducting metals

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Nqr Study Of Local Structure And Cooling Rate‐Dependent Superconductivity In La2cuo4+Δ, A. P. Reyes, E. T. Ahrens, P. C. Hammel, J. D. Thompson, Paul C. Canfield, Z. Fisk, R. H. Heffner, J. E. Schirber Jan 1993

Nqr Study Of Local Structure And Cooling Rate‐Dependent Superconductivity In La2cuo4+Δ, A. P. Reyes, E. T. Ahrens, P. C. Hammel, J. D. Thompson, Paul C. Canfield, Z. Fisk, R. H. Heffner, J. E. Schirber

Paul C. Canfield

Preliminary results of structural studies in oxygen‐annealed La2CuO4+δ(δ∼0.03) using 139La nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) spectroscopy are reported. Superconducting critical temperatures were found to depend on the rate of cooling through a narrow temperature range near 195 K. Analysis of the 139La NQR spectra reveal that lanthanum atoms in the oxygen‐rich metallic region occupy two sites having different local environments. One site has a structural configuration closely related to the stoichiometric oxygen‐poor compound. The second appears only below 200 K and exhibits a large shift and broad distribution of NQR frequency ν Q . Shifts ...