Crystallographic features of a low-temperature- tetragonal structure in La2-xBaxCuO4

Y. Inoue, Y. Wakabayashi, K. Ito, Y. Koyama

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Abstract

Crystallographic features of both a low-temperature-tetragonal (LTT) structure and a related structural transition in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4 have been examined by means of electron diffraction in a temperature range between room temperature and about 15 K. There exist two types of diffraction spots in electron diffraction patterns taken from La1.875Ba0.125CuO4 at 16 K. One is a 100-type forbidden spot which shows that the oxide has the LTT structure. The other is a superlattice spot located at h 2 k 20, the X point. From a calculated band structure [Krakauer et al., Phys. Rev. B47, 1002(1993)], it seems that the superlattice spot is an indication of the appearance of a charge density wave in the LTT structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-836
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume235-240
Issue numberPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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