Y-Ba-Cu-O/Au/Nb ramp-type Josephson junctions

H.J.H. Smilde, Johannes W.M. Hilgenkamp, G.J. Gerritsma, David H.A. Blank, Horst Rogalla

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Ramp-type junctions connecting the d-wave superconductor YBazCu307.s and the s-wave superconductor niobium are fabricated using a thin gold layer as a chemical barrier. High critical current densities exceeding 5 kA/cm2 are obtained. The normal state resistivity (R,& values of the junctions are of the order of 0.1 pQ cm'. The magnetic field behavior of the critical current of junctions oriented in the [lOC]- and in the [Ill!]-direction of the YBazCu307.sis explained in terms of a predominant dxz.yz order parameter in the high-T, superconductor.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • IR-36055
  • METIS-200485

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