Interlayer Tunneling In Stacked Junctions Of High Temperature Superconductors, Cdw Materials And Graphite

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A short review on interlayer tunneling studies of the stacked junctions of layered high temperature superconductors (HTSC), charge density wave (CDW) materials and graphite is presented. We specify individual features of each class of these materials and common features of interlayer tunneling. They are characterized by the layered crystalline structure of those materials. We emphasize the importance of the phase interlayer coupling in superconducting or CDW electron condensed states that provides interlayer coherent transport. We found that breaking of the phase coherence often happens via formation of phase topological defects (phase vortices) in one elementary junction of the stack that gives an opportunity for interlayer tunneling spectroscopy.

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interlayer tunneling Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x NbSe3 TaS+3 KMo6O17 graphite energy gap pseudogap conductance peak 

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  1. 1.School of Materials ScienceInstitute of Radio-Egineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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