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Physical Review B
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Transport mechanisms in Y1Ba2Cu3O6+ superconductors in the metallic and the semiconducting regimes

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We report measurements of the electrical resistivity at high temperatures for constant oxygen content, or for fixed temperature and varying oxygen content. We show that the Y1Ba2Cu3O6+ compound changes from a metallic to a semiconducting behavior for 0.5. In the semiconducting regime, the characteristic activation energy is oxygen dependent and reaches 0.37 eV for =0.25. In the metallic regime, the conductivity is approximately linear in the oxygen content while on the semiconducting side, excess conductivity arises from thermally activated processes. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

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01 Mar 1988

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Physical Review B

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