In-plane anisotropy of Nd1.86Ce0.14CuO4 single crystal in magnetic fields

Seiya Haraguchi, Tomoyuki Naito, Hideo Iwasaki, Takahiko Sasaki, Norio Kobayashi

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The angular dependences of the resistivity ρ(θ) in magnetic field applied to the ab-plane have been measured on electron doped Nd1.86Ce0.14CuO4 single crystals, where θ is the angle between the direction of a magnetic field H and of [0 1 0]. The obtained ρ(θ) shows the twofold anisotropy with a sharp dip that appears when the magnetic field is applied parallel to the direction of [1 0 0] or [0 1 0]. It is considered that the sharp dip originates from the Josephson vortex pinning by the estimation of the activation energy of the vortex. This absence of the fourfold symmetry of ρ(θ) in the ab-plane shows a possibility that the superconducting energy gap does not have d-wave pairing symmetry in the Nd-Ce-Cu-O system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1


  • In-plane anisotropy
  • Josephson vortex
  • NdCeCuO
  • Resistivity
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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