Tunneling Spectroscopy and Energy Gap of High Tc Oxide Superconductors

  • J. S. Tsai
  • I. Takeuchi
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 89)


Problems associated with the tunneling experiments of the high-Ta oxidesuperconductors are discussed in this paper. Local variations in Tc, multiple gap like structures, gap anisotropy, and the broadened and leaky gap structures are considered. New results of the experiments that reported the gap anisotropies are reviewed here. They all give the anisotropic factor of about 1.5~2. Several probable tunneling models that give the broadened gap structures are considered. The gap value of 2Δ(0)≃4~6 kBTc is inferred from these models in Nd-Ce-Cu-O, Y-Ba-Cu-O, Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O compounds.


Tunnel Junction Anisotropic Factor Tunneling Spectroscopy Oxide Superconductor Solid State Comm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Tsai
    • 1
  • I. Takeuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Microelectronics Research LaboratoriesNEC CorporationTsukuba 305Japan

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