Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 449–452 | Cite as

The field dependence of the thermal conductivity: Evidence for nodes in the gap

  • M. B. Salamon
  • Fang Yu
  • V. N. Kopylov


The increased thermal conductivity below Tc in YBa2Cu3O7−x (YBCO) is shown to agree with the microwave electrical conductivity, affirming that increase is due to quasiparticle conduction The field dependence, particularly in the conducting plane permits us to separate phonon and quasiparticle contributions for both YBCO and Tℓ2Ba2CuO6 single crystals.

Key words

thermal conductivity Andreev reflection vortex lines mixed phase 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Salamon
    • 1
  • Fang Yu
    • 1
  • V. N. Kopylov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Science and Technology Center for SuperconductivityUniversity of IllinoisUrbana
  2. 2.Institute for Solid State PhysicsChernogolovkaRussia

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