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Cu \NMR\ study of detwinned single crystals of Ortho-II YBCO6.5

TitleCu \NMR\ study of detwinned single crystals of Ortho-II YBCO6.5
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsYamani, Z, MacFarlane, WA, Statt, BW, Bonn, D, Liang, R, Hardy, WN
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity
Pagination227 - 239

Copper \{NMR\} has been used as a local probe of the oxygen ordering in Ortho-II YBa2Cu3O6.5 crystals grown in BaZrO3 crucibles. Line assignments have been made to each of the expected crystallographically inequivalent sites. The presence of distinct and narrow lines for these sites as well as the lack of a line known to be associated with oxygen defects indicates that these crystals are highly stoichiometric. Our estimate of the lower limit on the chain length is consistent with that derived from X-ray diffraction measurements. In addition, we have found no evidence for static magnetic moments, in contrast to some previous results.