Local structural and electronic changes accompanying photodoping in YBa2Cu3O6+x

T. A. Tyson, J. F. Federici, D. Chew, A. R. Bishop, Lars R Furenlid, W. Savin, W. Wilber

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Polarized X-ray absorption measurements reveal that photodoping of oxygen deficient YBa2Cu3O6+x (YBCO) produces a local axial distortion of the CuOx chains. The broad normal state axial Cu(1)-O(4) bond distribution becomes two well-defined peaks in the photodoped state and suggest local ordering. XANES measurements reveal a transfer of hole density into the CuO2 planes. These results support a common structure-related transport enhancement mechanism in chemically doped and photodoped high temperature superconductor systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 1997
Externally publishedYes



  • Cu-O chains
  • Cu-O planes
  • Structure of photodoping
  • XAFS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Tyson, T. A., Federici, J. F., Chew, D., Bishop, A. R., Furenlid, L. R., Savin, W., & Wilber, W. (1997). Local structural and electronic changes accompanying photodoping in YBa2Cu3O6+x. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 292(3-4), 163-170.