Thermomagnetic effects above and below Tc in the cuprate superconductors

Jeffrey A. Clayhold, Y. Y. Xue, C. W. Chu, J. N. Eckstein, Ivan Bozovic

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Two different thermomagnetic transport quantities, the electrothermal conductivity and the Nernst effect are shown to be powerful probes of high-temperature superconductors. In the vortex state below Tc, the electrothermal conductivity is independent of both the magnetic field and the cortex viscosity because it is sensitive only to the properties of the vortex normal cores. Some new data from cuprate superconductors show a surprising, low-field anomaly in the dilute vortex limit. Above Tc in the normal state, it is shown how the Nernst effect is a probe of transport anisotropy around the Fermi surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventOxide Superconductor Physics and Nano-Engineering II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 30 1996Jan 30 1996


  • Anisotropy
  • Cuprates
  • Electrothermal
  • High-T
  • Nernst
  • Superconductivity
  • Thermomagnetic
  • Thermopower

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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