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Influence of degraded surface layer of HTS on differential conductance of HTS/metal junctions
Author(s): Paul Seidel; Miroslav Grajcar; Andrej Plecenik; M. A. Belogolovskii; Andre Matthes; M. Zuzcak
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Paper Abstract

We have performed a detailed study of the effect of the HTS degraded surface layer on conductance spectra of HTS/metal junctions. It has been found that the corresponding resistance changes by applying an external bias voltage can be explained as an alternation of the oxygen content near the interface. To take into account the spatially inhomogeneous nature of a few top HTS unit cells, we have examined theoretically the influence of a nonuniform normal covering on the subgap tunnelling characteristics of a superconductor. A simple approach to coherent charge transport through a planar double-barrier structure has been generalized to the cause of an anisotropic order parameter, non-uniformity of the middle non-superconducting layer, and magnetic field effect. In particular, we show that, under suitable circumstances, the conductance peak at zero bias voltage and its splitting at low temperatures often observed for HTS/metal junctions can be interpreted within the s-wave scenario, too, if above mentioned inhomogeneity is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3480, Superconducting Superlattices II: Native and Artificial, (9 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332456
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Paul Seidel, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Miroslav Grajcar, Comenius Univ. (Slovak Republic)
Andrej Plecenik, Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS (Slovak Republic)
M. A. Belogolovskii, Donetsk Physical and Technical Institute (Ukraine)
Andre Matthes, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
M. Zuzcak, Comenius Univ. (Slovak Republic)


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

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