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Dhalle, M., W. Boon, E. Osquiguil, C. Van Haesendonck, Y. Bruynseraede, J. Kwarciak, and O. Van Der Biest. "Correlation between critical current and resistivity in YBa2Cu3O7." Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications 185-189, no. PART 4 (1991): 2447–2448.
Abstract: Critical current versus temperature measurements were carried out in ceramic YBa2Cu3O7 samples. The samples were all prepared using the same sintering procedure, but starting from powders obtained by different wet and dry methods. All samples showed a linear Jc vs. T behaviour, typical of Josephson weak-link coupling, with a slope that depends on the preparation method. Using the Ambegaokar-Baratoff relation for Jc, the difference in slopes can be attributed to a change in the characteristic value of the junction resistance. This value turns out to be clearly correlated with the resistivity in the normal state.
Keywords: Ceramic Materials; Yttrium Compounds--Electric Conductivity; Critical Currents; Oxide Superconductors; Yttrium Barium Copper Oxides; High Temperature Superconductors