Transmission electron microscopy analysis of nanorods in BaSnO 3 -doped ErBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-δ films

Kazuhiro Yamada, Ataru Ichinose, Shuhei Yasunaga, Ryo Teranishi, Masashi Mukaida, Shigeru Horii, Ryusuke Kita, Shingo Kato, Yutaka Yoshida, Kaname Matsumoto, Shoichi Toh

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    Microstructures of BaSnO 3 -doped ErBa 2 Cu 3 O 7_δ films were studied by transmission electron microscopy. BaSnO 3 -doped ErBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-δ films were grown by a pulsed laser deposition method. In the cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy observation, the presence of nanorods with 10nm average diameter was confirmed from bright-field images, and these nanorods in turn contained tin (Sn), as confirmed from the energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy spectra. The crystal structure of the nanorod was determined to be cubic perovskite from its selected area electron diffraction pattern. Using the selected area electron diffraction patterns, the lattice constant of the nanorods in the ErBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-δ film was measured to be 0.414 nm. This was in good agreement with the lattice constant of BaSnO 3 , 0.412nm. Furthermore, parallel Moiré fringes were observed in the bright-field images, and the relationships between the lattice planes and Moiré fringes were investigated. It was thus confirmed that BaSnO 3 was dispersed in the ErBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-δ as nanorods.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)899-903
    Number of pages5
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
    Issue number2 PART 1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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