Physical Review B

Field and Hall effects in semiconducting YBa2Cu3O6+

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The field-effect mobility, Hall coefficient, and conductivity as functions of the oxygen concentration and temperature are reported for YBa2Cu3O6 films on the insulating side of the insulator-to-metal transition. The temperature dependence of the conductivity and Hall coefficient indicate that for small the excess oxygen introduces acceptor states at about 30 meV above the valence-band edge. The field effect reveals a space-charge layer in which carriers are depleted at the air-YBa2Cu3O6 interface. The size of the field effect is limited by localized states at the interface. © 1992 The American Physical Society.