© 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Guest Editors. A structural study of the incorporation of Pr-ion into the Y-site was realized in polycrystalline samples of (Y1-xPrx)Ba2Cu3O7 through of Rietveld analysis of X-ray diffraction patterns, bond valence method and electronic density diagrams. The crystalline structure stabilized into orthorhombic phase (Pmmm) for x=0, but the unit cell increases its symmetry by doping the Y-site and stabilizing into a tetragonal phase (P4/mmm) for x=0.5. Moreover, the structural results obtained were correlated with the magnetization measurements, where the Tc decreased from 90K (x=0.0) to 49K (x=0.3). The oxygen content in the compounds was checked by means of μ-Raman spectroscopy, observing the frequency position of O(4)-Ag phonon mode.
Jesus, F. S., Angel, B. D., Juan, F. L., Gonzalez, J. C., Dalbert, S. C., & Cernicchiario, G. R. C. (2012). Synthesis and rietveld refinement of (Y<inf>1-x</inf>Pr<inf>x</inf>)Ba<inf>2</inf>Cu<inf>3</inf>O<inf>7</inf> compound. 576-581. Paper presented at Physics Procedia, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2012.06.087