Kinetics of diffusion-controlled oxygen ordering in a lattice-gas model of YBa2Cu3O7-

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Nonequilibrium properties of oxygen ordering in high-Tc superconductors of the Y-Ba-Cu-O type are studied via computer simulation of an anisotropic two-dimensional lattice-gas model in which the ordering processes are controlled by diffusion across the sample edges. With a view to designing optimal annealing strategies, various quenches and annealing schedules through the phase diagram are investigated. The ordering kinetics and the grain morphology are found to have a characteristic dependence on the thermal treatment of the system.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)283-287
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990

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