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Tunneling investigation of the gap-like feature in superconducting Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7 thin films
Author(s): Mark W. Covington; Laura H. Greene
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Paper Abstract

We have measured the conductance of Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7/Pb planar tunnel junctions fabricated on thin films where x equals 0, 0.2 and 0.4. When tunneling into the ab-plane, there is a weak decrease in conductance at eV approximately 2kBTc, where a superconducting gap is expected. With increasing Pr concentration, the energy where this gap-like feature appears is reduced by an amount commensurate with the reduction in Tc. The gap-like structure in the c-axis tunneling conductance becomes weaker, but displays no change in energy when YBCO is doped with Pr.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2696, Spectroscopic Studies of Superconductors, (10 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241798
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Mark W. Covington, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Laura H. Greene, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2696:
Spectroscopic Studies of Superconductors
Ivan Bozovic; Dirk van der Marel, Editor(s)

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