Low Temperature Bond Valence Sum Study of La1.7 Dy0.3 Ca0.6 Ba2 Cu4.6 Oz Oxide Superconductors
Bond Valence Sum (BVS) calculations were performed on neutron diffraction (ND) data measured at 12, 35, 55, 75 and 300 K on one sample (x = 0.3), of a series of La2-xDyxCa2xBa2Cu4+2xOz (La-2125) compounds. ND experiments have been carried out to study the effect of temperature on structure and to relate it with the superconducting properties. The sample, La1.7Dy0.3Ca0.6Ba2Cu4.6Oz (LD3) has been reported earlier, and exhibits superconductivity at 68 K. In this paper we discuss BVS calculations carried out on low temperature neutron diffraction data.
Cheng-Jun Sun, Jun Ding, Manoj Gupta, Gan-Moog Chow, Lynn Kurihara and Lawrence Kabacoff
R. N. Parmar et al., "Low Temperature Bond Valence Sum Study of La1.7 Dy0.3 Ca0.6 Ba2 Cu4.6 Oz Oxide Superconductors", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 111, pp. 163-166, 2006