Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 180, Issue 3–4, pp 277–283 | Cite as

Effect of Structural Relaxation on the Metal–Insulator Transition in Heavily Underdoped YBa\(_2\)Cu\(_3\)O\(_{7-\delta }\) Single Crystals

  • R. V. Vovk
  • O. V. Dobrovolskiy
  • Z. F. Nazyrov
  • K. A. Kotvitskaya
  • A. Chroneos
Article
  • 67 Downloads

Abstract

We report the results of a study of the effect of structural relaxation on the basal-plane conductivity of heavily underdoped high-\(T_\mathrm{{c}}\) YBa\(_2\)Cu\(_3\)O\(_{7-\delta }\) single crystals. An increase of the oxygen deficiency in YBa\(_2\)Cu\(_3\)O\(_{7-\delta }\) has been found to strengthen localization effects and to lead to the realization of a transition of the metal–insulator type, which always precedes the superconducting transition. In addition, a 5-day room-temperature annealing of the samples has been revealed to result in a notable shift of the metal–insulator transition point toward higher temperatures.

Keywords

Superconducting cuprates Metal–insulator transition Annealing 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Ethical standards   The research leading to these results did not involve Human Participants and/or Animals.

References

  1. 1.
    K. Widder, D. Berner, H. Geserich, W. Widder, H. Braun, Physica C 251, 274 (1995)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    R.V. Vovk, Z.F. Nazyrov, I.L. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, Physica C 485, 89 (2013)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    P.W. Anderson, Z. Zou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 132 (1988)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    R.V. Vovk, N.R. Vovk, O.V. Shekhovtsov, I.L. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 085017 (2013)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    T.A. Friedmann, J.P. Rice, J. Giapintzakis, D.M. Ginsberg, Phys. Rev. B 39, 4258 (1989)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    R.V. Vovk, M.A. Obolenskii, A.A. Zavgorodniy, Z.F. Nazyrov, I.L. Goulatis, V.V. Kruglyak, A. Chroneos, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 25, 2131 (2011)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    M.V. Sadovskii, I.A. Nekrasov, E.Z. Kuchinskii, T. Pruschke, V.I. Anisimov, Phys. Rev. B 72, 155105 (2005)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    A. Solovjov, M. Tkachenko, R. Vovk, A. Chroneos, Physica C 501, 24 (2014)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    R.V. Vovk, G.Y. Khadzhai, O.V. Dobrovolskiy, Solid State Commun. 204, 64 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    J. Ashkenazi, J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 24, 1281 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    J.D. Jorgensen, S. Pei, P. Lightfoor, H. Shi, A.P. Paulikas, B.W. Veal, Physica C 167, 571 (1990)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    J. Kircher, M. Cardona, A. Zibold, K. Widder, H.P. Geserich, Phys. Rev. B 48, 9684 (1993)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    B.W. Veal, H. You, A.P. Paulikas, H. Shi, Y. Fang, J.W. Downey, Phys. Rev. B 42, 4770 (1990)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    R. Vovk, N. Vovk, A. Samoilov, I. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, Solid State Commun. 170, 6 (2013)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    S. Sadewasser, J.S. Schilling, A.P. Paulikas, B.W. Veal, Phys. Rev. B 61, 741 (2000)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    R.V. Vovk, G.Y. Khadzhai, Z.F. Nazyrov, I.L. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, Physica B 407, 4470 (2012)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    H. Claus, S. Yang, A.P. Paulikas, J.W. Downey, B.W. Veal, Physica C 171, 205 (1990)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    R. Vovk, N. Vovk, O. Dobrovolskiy, J. Low Temp. Phys. 175, 614 (2014)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    K. Widder, A. Zibold, M. Merz, H. Geserich, A. Erb, G. Müller-Vogt, Physica C 232, 82 (1994)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    R.V. Vovk, Z.F. Nazyrov, M.A. Obolenskii, I.L. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, V.M. Pinto Simoes, Philos. Magn. 91, 2291 (2011)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    R. Beyers, B.T. Ahn, G. Gorman, V.Y. Lee, S.S.P. Parkin, M.L. Ramirez, K.P. Roche, J.E. Vazquez, T.M. Gur, R.A. Huggins, Nature 340, 619 (1989)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    M.A. Obolenskii, A.V. Bondarenko, R.V. Vovk, A.A. Prodan, Low Temp. Phys. 23, 882 (1997)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    R. Vovk, A. Zavgorodniy, M. Obolenskii, I. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, J. Mater. Sci. 22, 20 (2011)Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    R.V. Vovk, M.A. Obolenskii, A.A. Zavgorodniy, I.L. Goulatis, V.I. Beletskii, A. Chroneos, Physica C 469, 203 (2009)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    V.A. Voloshin, Solid State Phys. 38, 1553 (1996)Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    R.V. Vovk, M.A. Obolenskii, Z.F. Nazyrov, I.L. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, V.M. Pinto Simoes, J. Mater. Sci. 23, 1255 (2012)Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    A.V. Bondarenko, V.A. Shklovskij, R.V. Vovk, M.A. Obolenskii, A.A. Prodan, Low Temp. Phys. 23, 962 (1997)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    N.F. Mott, Metal-Insulator Transitions (Mir, Moscow, 1990)Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    V.F. Gantmakher, V.N. Zverev, V.M. Teplinskii, O.I. Barkalov, J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 76, 714 (1993)ADSGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    R. Vovk, G. Khadzhai, I. Goulatis, A. Chroneos, Physica B 436, 88 (2014)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    A. Chroneos, R. Vovk, I. Goulatis, L. Goulatis, J. All. Compds. 494, 190 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    V.M. Apalkov, M.E. Portnoi, Phys. Rev. B 66, 121303 (2002)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    P.J. Curran, V.V. Khotkevych, S.J. Bending, A.S. Gibbs, S.L. Lee, A.P. Mackenzie, Phys. Rev. B 84, 104507 (2011)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    R. V. Vovk, G. Y. Khadzhai, and O. V. Dobrovolskiy, Appl. Phys. A, 1 (2014)Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    I.N. Adamenko, K.E. Nemchenko, V.I. Tsyganok, A.I. Chervanev, Low Temp. Phys. 20, 498 (1994)ADSGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    R.V. Vovk, G.Y. Khadzhai, O.V. Dobrovolskiy, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 28, 1450142 (2014)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    A. Chroneos, I.L. Goulatis, R.V. Vovk, Acta Chim. Sloven. 54, 179 (2007)Google Scholar
  38. 38.
    R.V. Vovk, N.R. Vovk, G.Y. Khadzhai, O.V. Dobrovolskiy, Z.F. Nazyrov, Curr. Appl. Phys. 14, 1779 (2014)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V. Karazin National UniversityKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and ComputingCoventry UniversityCoventryUK

Personalised recommendations