Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications vol. 282-287, no. PART 2, pp. 1039 - 1040
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The local environment of the apical oxygens (OA) in the Sr-substituted mercury-based superconductor Hg0.7Cr0.3Sr2CuCuO4+δ is investigated using Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectra from the Sr-substituted Hg-1201 samples show broad OA A1g double peaks at 553 and 583 cm-1, which are 10 -20 cm-1 lower than the pristine Hg-1201. The existence of, and lower shift of, the double peaks in the Raman spectra of the Sr-substituted Hg-1201 superconductors indicate changes in the environment of OA in the Sr-substituted mercury-based superconductors.