Proximity-effect and resistance magneto-fluctuation measurements in submicron Nd 1.2Ba 1.8Cu 3O z (NBCO) nano-loops are reported to investigate coherent charge transport in the non-superconducting state. We find an unexpected inhibition of Cooper pair transport, and a destruction of the induced superconductivity, by lowering the temperature from 6 K to 250 mK. This effect is accompanied by a significant change in the conductance-voltage characteristics and the zero bias conductance response to the magnetic field, pointing to the activation of a strong pair-breaking mechanism at lower temperature. The data are discussed in the framework of mesoscopic effects specific to superconducting nanostructures, proximity effect and high temperature superconductivity

Coherent transport in extremely underdoped Nd1.2Ba1.8Cu3Oz nanostructures

CARILLO, Franco;BELTRAM, Fabio
2012

Abstract

Proximity-effect and resistance magneto-fluctuation measurements in submicron Nd 1.2Ba 1.8Cu 3O z (NBCO) nano-loops are reported to investigate coherent charge transport in the non-superconducting state. We find an unexpected inhibition of Cooper pair transport, and a destruction of the induced superconductivity, by lowering the temperature from 6 K to 250 mK. This effect is accompanied by a significant change in the conductance-voltage characteristics and the zero bias conductance response to the magnetic field, pointing to the activation of a strong pair-breaking mechanism at lower temperature. The data are discussed in the framework of mesoscopic effects specific to superconducting nanostructures, proximity effect and high temperature superconductivity
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