Influence of experimental conditions on the electric field effect in the ceramic (BiPb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox

B. I. Smirnov, T. S. Orlova, A. N. Kudymov, M. T. Lanagan, N. Chen, K. C. Goretta

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An experimental study is reported of the influence of temperature (T), electric field polarity (±E), as well as of changes in the electrode/insulator/superconductor (E/I/S) measuring system on the field effect in the ceramic (BiPb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox. It has been established that at 77 K and for E≥60 MV/m the critical current Ic and conductivity of the sample increase for I>Ic, irrespective of the field polarity. For lower fields and a negative electrode potential the conductivity in an electric field may decrease. The field effect decreases with increasing temperature, to practically vanish near Tc where the sample is still in superconducting state. Experiments carried out with more complex systems E/I/M/I/S and E/I/M/S (M stands for a metallic foil) support the conclusion that it is the external electric field that is responsible for the observed effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1759-1761
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of the Solid State
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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