Point-contact spectroscopy of superconducting energy gap in DyNi2B2C
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Point-contact spectroscopy of superconducting energy gap in DyNi2B2C. PHYSICA C-SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 334 (1-2). pp. 33-43. ISSN 0921-4534Full text not available from this repository.
The superconducting energy gap in DyNi2B2C has been investigated using a point-contact technique based on the Andreev reflection from a normal (N)-superconductor (S) boundary, where N is Ag. The observed differential resistance dV/dl is well described by the Blonder-Tinkham-Klapwijk (BTK) theory based on the BSC density of states with zero broadening parameter. Typically, the intensity of the gap structure amounts to several percentage of the normal state resistance, which is an order of magnitude less than predicted by the theory. For DyNi2B2C with T-c < T-N (the Neel temperature), we found gap values satisfying the ratio of 2 Delta(0)/k(B)T(c) = 3.63 +/- 0.05 similar to other superconducting nickel-borocarbides, both nonmagnetic and magnetic with T-c greater than or equal to T-N. The superconducting gap nonlinearity is superimposed on the antiferromagnetic structure in dV/dl(V) which is suppressed at the magnetic field of the order of 3 T applied nominally in the ab-plane and temperature greater than or equal to 11 K. The observed superconducting properties depend on the exact composition and structure at the surface of the crystal. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICA C-SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||1 June 2000|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 33-43|
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