Normal state ac hall effect in YBa2Cu3O7 thin films

S. G. Kaplan, S. Wu, H. T.S. Lihn, H. D. Drew, Q. Li, D. B. Fenner, Julia M. Phillips

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We have measured the magnetotransmission of thin film samples of YBa2Cu3O7 in the normal state using circularly polarized light at frequencies from 15 to 180cm−1. The magneto-optical signal is consistent with the ac Hall effect of holes with a reduced scattering rate and an enhanced mass compared to the zero-field transport parameters. This result agrees with a simple high-frequency extension of models which have been developed to explain the anomalous dc Hall effect in the normal state of high- Tc superconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-699
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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