Accurate metal and oxygen analyses of cuprate single crystals by electron probe microanalysis

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Abstract

Accurate knowledge of the stoichiometry of single crystals has been one of the major experimental problems in cuprate superconductivity, particularly when studying dopants or nonstoichiometric systems such as Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. In this paper it is shown that Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA) can be used to perform non-destructive stoichiometric analyses of all the elements in single crystals of cuprate superconductors to an accuracy of approximately 2%. The paper gives a detailed description of the special methods that must be employed to obtain this accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-376
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity
Volume178
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1991

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