Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 75–82

Contact resistance as a measure of the superconducting order parameter

  • M. K. Chien
  • David E. Farrell

DOI: 10.1007/BF00115531

Cite this article as:
Chien, M.K. & Farrell, D.E. J Low Temp Phys (1975) 19: 75. doi:10.1007/BF00115531


We have shown experimentally that the electrical contact resistance between a thin copper wire and a bulk superconductor contains a small contribution that varies with temperature below Tc. The observed temperature dependence is always close to that of the energy gap in the superconductor.

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Chien
    • 1
  • David E. Farrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCase Western Reserve UniversityCleveland
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

Personalised recommendations