Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter

, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 207–212 | Cite as

Propagation of ultrasonic waves and anomalies nearTc in single crystalline YBa2Cu3O7−x high-Tc superconductors

  • T. J. Kim
  • J. Kowalewski
  • W. Assmus
  • W. Grill


The attenuation and the velocity of ultrasonic waves in single crystalline high-Tc YBa2Cu3O7−x have been measured in the temperature range from 3 to 280 K for the C11-, C33-, C44- and C66-mode. At the superconducting transition a pronounced peak in the absorption is observed for the longitudinal C11-mode. The longitudinal C11- and C33-modes and the transverse C44-mode exhibit a plateau in the temperature dependence of the velocity. The temperature dependence of the absorption of the transverse C44-mode reveals a change in the slope atTc. The data are compared with the predictions derived from a thermodynamic treatment and with the results of measurements on coarse grain and fine grain sintered and sinter-forged materials.


Spectroscopy Neural Network Attenuation State Physics Complex System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Kim
    • 1
  • J. Kowalewski
    • 1
  • W. Assmus
    • 1
  • W. Grill
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurtGermany

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