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Thermomagnetic effects above and below Tc in the cuprate superconductors
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Clayhold; Y. Y. Xue; C. W. Chu; J. N. Eckstein; Ivan Bozovic
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Paper Abstract

Two different thermomagnetic transport quantities, the electrothermal conductivity and the Nernst effect are shown to be powerful probes of high-temperature superconductors. In the vortex state below Tc, the electrothermal conductivity is independent of both the magnetic field and the cortex viscosity because it is sensitive only to the properties of the vortex normal cores. Some new data from cuprate superconductors show a surprising, low-field anomaly in the dilute vortex limit. Above Tc in the normal state, it is shown how the Nernst effect is a probe of transport anisotropy around the Fermi surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2697, Oxide Superconductor Physics and Nano-Engineering II, (5 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.250230
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey A. Clayhold, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Y. Y. Xue, Univ. of Houston (United States)
C. W. Chu, Univ. of Houston (United States)
J. N. Eckstein, Varian Research Ctr. (United States)
Ivan Bozovic, Varian Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2697:
Oxide Superconductor Physics and Nano-Engineering II
Ivan Bozovic; Davor Pavuna, Editor(s)

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