Anisotropic dynamical scaling in a weakly 3D system: The case of oxygen ordering in
Condensed Matter Physics and Chemistry Department, Risø
National Laboratory DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
2 HASYLAB - Notkestraße 85, D-22603, Germany
3 Materials Research Department, RisøNational Laboratory DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
4 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, ITP - D-76021, Germany
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Accepted: 9 June 2000
The coarsening of anisotropic oxygen superstructure domains of the Ortho-II type in YBa2Cu3O6.5 has been investigated by high-energy X-ray and neutron diffraction. The time dependence of the scattering function was probed after quenches through the Ortho-II phase transition, and by room temperature measurements of after various sample annealing histories. The data are well accounted for by a Lorentzian-squared–type scattering function. In agreement with the scaling hypothesis, we find that the integrated intensity is independent of time, and the domain growth is described by a single scalar function that characterise the time evolution of the anisotropic correlation lengths. We have thus for the first time demonstrated the applicability of the dynamical scaling hypothesis in a real system of high complexity and intermediate dimensionality.
PACS: 75.40.Gb – Dynamic properties (dynamic susceptibility, spin waves, spin diffusion, dynamic scaling, etc.) / 83.20.Hn – Structural and phase changes / 74.72.-h – High-Tc compounds
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