Direct measurements of room-temperature oxygen diffusion in YBa2Cu3Ox

R. Mogilevsky, R. Levi-Setti, B. Pashmakov, Li Liu, K. Zhang, H. M. Jaeger, D. B. Buchholz, Robert P. H. Chang, B. W. Veal

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We have investigated the room-temperature oxygen depletion in the near-surface region of YBa2Cu3Ox samples kept under high vacuum. Results obtained from secondary-ion-mass-spectroscopy and four-probe-conductivity measurements are presented. The depletion process is limited by oxygen out diffusion in the samples with diffusion coefficients of 10-18-10-19 cm2/s. The reverse oxygen in-diffusion process occurs in oxygen atmosphere. The oxygen out-diffusion process can be accelerated by direct ultraviolet light (UV) irradiation of the samples in vacuum. The in-diffusion process is accelerated if UV light is used in oxygen atmosphere to produce ozone and atomic oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6420-6423
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Mogilevsky, R., Levi-Setti, R., Pashmakov, B., Liu, L., Zhang, K., Jaeger, H. M., Buchholz, D. B., Chang, R. P. H., & Veal, B. W. (1994). Direct measurements of room-temperature oxygen diffusion in YBa2Cu3Ox. Physical Review B, 49(9), 6420-6423.