Measurement of Superconducting Transition Temperatures of Thin Films of YBa2Cu3O7 by Four-Terminal Resistance and Magnetic Susceptibility

  • J. R. Matey


The superconducting transition temperature, Tc, is one of the most important parameters which we use to characterize superconducting materials. Tc, can be determined by
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    Measuring the resistance of the sample, to detect the zero resistivity of the superconducting state.

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    Measuring the magnetic susceptibility of the sample, to detect the perfect diamagnetism of the superconducting state.

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    Measuring the heat capacity of the sample, to detect the second order transition.



High Temperature Superconductor Superconducting State Mutual Inductance Superconducting Transition Temperature Resistance Transition 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Matey
    • 1
  1. 1.David Sarnoff Research CenterCN 5300PrincetonUSA

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