Josephson current and dissipation of the c-axis transport in magnetic fields in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

Minoru Suzuki, Takao Watanabe, Azusa Matsuda

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We have measured the c-axis resistivity, magnetoresistance, current-voltage characteristics, and the maximum Josephson current Ic in magnetic fields H parallel to the c axis for a very thin mesa of a Bi2Sr2CaCU2O8+δ crystal, which is equivalent to 20 tunnel Josephson junctions in series. It is found that Ic decreases proportionally to H-1, which agrees with a recent theory and Josephson plasma resonance experiments. This provides a basis for the straightforward application of the Ambegaokar-Halperin theory to the dissipation mechanism of the c-axis transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4248-4251
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov 9
Externally publishedYes


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