Location of the oxygen dopant in the high temperature superconductor HgBa2CuO4+δ from 199Hg NMR

Ingrid Stolt*, Jeongseop A. Lee, A. M. Mounce, Yizhou Xin, W. P. Halperin

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In the high temperature cuprate superconductor, HgBa2CuO4+δ, it has been determined that the dopant oxygen, Oδ, resides in the Hg-plane. Here we present a systematic investigation of the 199Hg NMR spectrum as a function of dopant oxygen concentration, δ. At high doping levels we observe four distinct 199Hg resonance peaks which follow a binomial distribution in δ corresponding to zero, one, two, and three nearest neighbor Oδ atoms. Additionally, we have measured a linear dependence of the peak frequencies on doping and suggest that these measurements might be theoretically amenable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
StatePublished - Dec 15 2018


  • Cuprates
  • Hole doping
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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