Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 77, Issue 1–2, pp 155–161 | Cite as

A method for obtaining single domain superconducting YBa2Cu3O7−x single crystals

  • J. Giapintzakis
  • D. M. Ginsberg
  • P. -D. Han
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Oxygen Atmosphere Magnetic Material Single Domain Oxygen Atmosphere 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Giapintzakis
    • 1
  • D. M. Ginsberg
    • 1
  • P. -D. Han
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Materials Research LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Materials Research LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana

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