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Science. 1999 Aug 27;285(5432):1373-1375.

Temperature Dependence of the Half-Integer Magnetic Flux Quantum.

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  • 1IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Post Office Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA. Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

Abstract

The temperature dependence of the half-integer magnetic flux quantum effect in thin-film tricrystal samples of the high-critical-temperature cuprate superconductor YBa(2)Cu(3)O(7-delta) was measured and found to persist from a temperature of 0.5 kelvin through a critical temperature of about 90 kelvin, with no change in total flux. This result implies that d-wave symmetry pairing predominates in this cuprate, with a small component of time-reversal symmetry breaking, if any, over the entire temperature range.

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