Pseudogap in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ studied by measuring anisotropic susceptibilities and out-of-plane transport

Takao Watanabe, Takenori Fujii, Azusa Matsuda

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We find in the Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ system that the characteristic temperatures Tχ* (below which the uniform susceptibilities χab(T] (H ⊥ c) and χc(T) (H ∥ c) decrease) and Tρc* (below which the out-of-plane resistivity ρc(T] shows typical upturn) coincide for all doping levels. We attribute the T dependence of χ's and ρc to the anomalous (pseudogapped) density-of-states (DOS) in high-Tc cuprates. In addition, an analysis of the anisotropy in the T dependence of χ's shows that the high-temperature component (dχ/dT < 0) is also caused by a DOS effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-932
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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