The space group in the orthorhombic phase of La2CuO4-δwas confirmed to be Cmca for both as grown and deoxygenated crystals by using conventional and convergent beam electron diffraction together with high resolution neutron powder diffraction methods. The Rietveld refinements of neutron powder diffraction data determined the structural parameters. Slight differences in lattice constants, positional parameters and occupation factor for oxygen atoms were found between the two crystals.
- Convergent electron diffraction
- High Tc superconductor
- Neutron powder diffraction
- Structure analysis