Anomalous microwave absorption in a-axis-oriented films of YBa2Cu3O7

S. E. Lofland, B. Ratnam, S. M. Bhagat, I. Takeuchi, Z. Trajanovic, P. Warburton, T. Venkatesan

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Untwinned a-axis-oriented films of YBa2Cu3O7 have been grown by pulsed-laser deposition. It is found that the microwave loss due to currents along the b axis can be understood from conventional electrodynamics while that due to currents along the c axic is highly anomalous. In the normal state, the absorption for the latter is significantly less than expected. Further, the temperature variation of the c-axis loss exhibits a large peak a few K below Tc. An attempt is made to explain these unusual results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-475
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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