Josephson plasma excitation in high-Tc superconductors with finite dimensions

S. Takahashi, M. Tachiki, I. Kakeya, K. Kindo, T. Mochiku, K. Kadowaki

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The power absorption for a crystal with finite dimensions is calculated when the microwave Hac is applied parallel to the ab-plane. The screening current across the ab-planes induced by Hac excites the transverse Josephson plasma. The calculated absorption spectrum depends sensitively on the dimensions of the ab-plane L due to the interference of the Josephson plasma waves. For L less than a critical dimension L*, which is comparable to the microwave wavelength in the superconductor, there is no absorption peak in the spectrum. For L > L*, the spectrum exhibits distinct resonance peaks whose number increases successively with increasing L. The L-dependence of the spectra is confirmed by the recent microwave experiments made on various size of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec

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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