J. Phys. IV France 7 (1997) C2-1093-C2-1095
Local Structure Study About Co in a-Axis Films of YBa2(Cu0.93Co0.07)3O7-δ Using Polarized XAFSF. Bridges1, E.D. Bauer1, C.H. Booth1, Z. Kvitky1, Z. Trajanovic2, I. Takeuchi2, C.J. Lobb2 and T. Venkatesan2
1 Physics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, U.S.A.
2 The Center for Superconductivity Research, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, U.S.A.
We present polarized XAFS data for quenched and slow cooled a-axis thin films of YBCO. The oxygen peak is the same for both the a and b axes and does not change with cool-down rate. This suggests that Co acts as an oxygen getter in the YBCO film.
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