Anharmonic phonons and site selective isotope effects in YBa2-xMxCu3O7 (M = La, Sr)

Vincent H. Crespi, Marvin L. Cohen

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Recent site-selective oxygen isotope effect measurements in YBa2Cu3O7 yield a small inverse isotope effect for 18O substitution in the plane sites. This result is consistent with an anharmonic phonon model of superconductivity, which in turn yields predictions for the site-selective isotope effects in lower-Tc compounds such as YBa2-xLaxCu3O7 and YBa2-xSrxO7.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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