The Superconductor YBaCuO

The high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7 was discovered in 1987 by M. K. Wu et al. as the first superconductor with a transition temperature above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen (77 K) (M.K. Wu et al. , Phys. Rev. Lett. 58 , 908 (1987)).

Transition temperature: Tc = 92 K
Crystalline structure: Orthorombic
Lattice constants: a = 3.8231 Å, b = 3.8864 Å, c = 11.6807 Å
Crystalline Structure of YBaCuO
Crystalline Structure of YBaCuO

Crystalline structure of the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7, rendered by POV-Ray.

YBCO Movies

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