Observation of half-integer Shapiro steps in step-edge YBa2Cu3Oy Josephson junctions

H. C. Yang*, L. C. Ku, H. M. Cho, J. H. Lu, H. E. Horng

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Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of step-edge YBa2Cu3Oy junctions on MgO(001) substrates were measured over various temperature and frequency ranges to examine the effects of microwave irradiation and magnetic fields on the I-V behaviors of the junctions. In addition to the usual integer Shapiro steps, half-integer Shapiro steps were observed under microwave irradiation. Both the integer and half-Integer Shapiro steps were sensitive to the applied magnetic field and the microwave power. The results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3341-3342
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 5
Publication statusPublished - 1994 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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