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II.2 Cuprate and other unconventional superconductors

EXPERIMENTS USING HIGH-TC VERSUS LOW-TC JOSEPHSON CONTACTS
  • Ariando H.
  • H. J. H. Smilde
  • C. J. M. Verwijs
  • G. Rijnders
  • D. H. A. Blank
  • H. Rogalla
  • J. R. Kirtley
  • C. C. Tsuei
  • H. Hilgenkamp
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 241)

Abstract

Remarkably rich physics is involved in the behavior of hybrid Josephson junctions, connecting high-Tc and low-Tc superconductors. This relates in particular to the different order parameter symmetries underlying the formation of the superconducting states in these materials. Experiments on high-Tc/low-Tc contacts have also played a crucial role in settling the decade-long d-wave versus s-wave debate in cuprate superconductors. Recently, such hybrid junctions have enabled more detailed pairing symmetry tests. Furthermore, with these junctions, complex arrays of π-rings have been realized, enabling studies on spontaneously generated fractional flux quanta and their mutual interactions. Steps toward novel superconducting electronic devices are taken, utilizing the phase-shifts inherent to the d-wave superconducting order parameter. This paper is intended to reflect the current status of experiments using high-Tc and low-Tc Josephson contacts.

Keywords

Josephson Junction Cuprate Superconductor Superconducting Order Parameter Pairing Symmetry Zigzag Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ariando H.
    • 1
  • H. J. H. Smilde
    • 1
  • C. J. M. Verwijs
    • 1
  • G. Rijnders
    • 1
  • D. H. A. Blank
    • 1
  • H. Rogalla
    • 1
  • J. R. Kirtley
    • 2
  • C. C. Tsuei
    • 2
  • H. Hilgenkamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology and MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology,University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.IBM T. J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsNew YorkUSA

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