Interlayer tunneling spectroscopy of mixed-phase BSCCO superconducting whiskers


KIZILASLAN O. , TRUCCATO M., SIMSEK Y., AKSAN M. A. , KOVAL Y., MUELLER P.

SUPERCONDUCTOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, cilt.29, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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In this work, we present a study on the interlayer tunneling spectroscopy (ITS) of mixed-phase BiSrCaCuO (BSCCO) superconducting whiskers. The tunneling experiments were carried out on the artificial cross-whisker (twist angle of 90 degrees) junctions. A multiple superconducting energy gap in the cross-whisker junctions was observed, which is attributed to the presence of different doping levels of two Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta phases (Bi-2212), rather than two different phases, in the BSCCO whiskers, namely Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta and Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O8+delta (Bi-2212 and Bi-2223). The temperature dependence of the energy gaps was discussed in the framework of the BCS T-dependence. On the other hand, the carrier concentration of the cross-whisker junction was changed by the carrier injection process. The effects of the carrier injection on the critical current, I-c, and the ITS of intrinsic Josephson junctions were investigated in details.