Ettingshausen and Nernst effects in mixed state of YBa2Cu3O7-δ

Takako Sasaki, Kazuo Watanabe, Norio Kobayashi

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The dissipative behaviors under the Lorentz force and the thermal force are investigated for the same sample of QMG-YBa2Cu3O7-δ by measuring the Ettingshausen and the Nernst effects, respectively, and compared with each other. The value of Sφ(T) obtained from the Nernst effect is found to be smaller than that obtained from the Ettingshausen effect, which suggests that the viscosity is not the same for the vortex motions under the Lorentz force and the thermal force. The QMG-YBa2Cu3O7-δ always includes precipitates of Y2BaCuO5 phase which are finely dispersed by an addition of Pt. In order to investigate the effect of Y2BaCuO5 phase on the vortex motion, the Ettingshausen effect is also measured for the sample with 0.5 mass% Pt addition. The anisotropy of the dissipation under the thermal force is investigated by measuring the Nernst effect for the configurations; (1) H//c, (dT/dx)//ab, (2) H//ab, (dT/dx)//ab and (3) H//ab, (dT/dx)//c. For these vortex motions, viscosities are found to be in the ratio 30:1:100. The velocity of vortices is estimated from the Nernst field. Furthermore, using Sφ(T) the magnitude of viscosity is estimated to be 0.5-3×10-7 N s/m2 in the temperature range from 90 to 75 K and the magnetic field of 13 T parallel to the c-axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalScience Reports of the Rerearch Institutes Tohoku University Series A-Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 May 1


  • Ettingshausen effect
  • Nernst effect
  • Transport entropy of a vortex
  • Vortex motion
  • YBaCuO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys


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