A method for obtaining single domain superconducting YBa2Cu3O7−x single crystals
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A method is reported for producing an orthorhombic YBa2Cu3O7−x single crystal comprised entirely of a single untwinned domain. The transformation from a polydomain to a single domain single crystal is carried out by applying uniaxial pressure of approximately 25 MPa for about one minute at 450°C in an oxygen atmosphere. We report on some of the superconducting properties of crystals produced in this way.
KeywordsOxygen Atmosphere Magnetic Material Single Domain Oxygen Atmosphere
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