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Angular dependence of the Josephson critical current across c-axis twist junctions of layered superconductors
Author(s): Richard A. Klemm; Carsten T. Rieck; Kurt Scharnberg
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Paper Abstract

We studied theoretically the c-axis Josephson critical current for bicrystals of high temperature superconductors twisted an angle (phi) 0 about the c-axis with respect to eachother. We used the effective Lawrence-Doniach models appropriate for the cases or pure s-wave or dx2-y2-wave order parameters, and of a dominant dx2-y2-wave order parameter combined with a subdominant one of either s-wave or dxy-wave form, as a function of the temperature and (phi) 0. Our results demonstrate that this new phase- sensitive experiment can serve as a very useful test of order parameter symmetry. In particular, the recent zero- field experiments in the vicinity of Tc by Li et al. on c- axis twist junctions of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+(delta ) are very difficult to explain with a dominant dx2-y2-wave order parameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3480, Superconducting Superlattices II: Native and Artificial, (9 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332455
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Richard A. Klemm, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Carsten T. Rieck, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Kurt Scharnberg, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3480:
Superconducting Superlattices II: Native and Artificial
Ivan Bozovic; Davor Pavuna, Editor(s)

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