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Structural Characterization of Iron Doped Layered YBCO Superconductor

Pooja Rani, Pooja Saxena


YBCO is very well known material for its superconducting properties. This material has superconducting properties because of the presence of CuO layers in the YBCO crystal. Transition metal present in the crystal can be replaced by some another transition metals. Addition of the impurity to the crystal causes change in the properties of material drastically. Using sol-gel method in the environment controlled conditions; copper atoms in the YBCO have been replaced by some iron impurities to produce iron doped material YBCFO. Characterization of the same is done to study the effect of addition of iron to the YBCO.     


carrier density; superconductor; YBCO; transition

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