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Analytical microscopy of iron-based superconducting materials

DOI: 10.1515/nsm-2015-0004 DOI Help

Authors: Susannah Speller (Department of Materials, University of Oxford) , Tayebeh Mousavi (Department of Materials, University of Oxford) , Pavel Dudin (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Novel Superconducting Materials , VOL 1

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2015

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Abstract: Inhomogeneity and phase separation in unconventional superconducting materials is a topic of increasing interest, as the competition between phases with different types of ordering is thought to play an important role in the emergence of the high temperature superconducting state. A wide range of experimental techniques are available for investigating the crystallography of these complex materials, however the majority are bulk probes. Here we briefly review some spatially resolved techniques that are being used to investigate phase separation in ironbased superconductors, with a focus on analytic Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques and synchrotron-based Photoelectron Microscopy.

Subject Areas: Materials

Technical Areas: Data acquisition