Investigation of transverse Peltier effect on top-seeded melt texture YBa2Cu3O7-δ

Z. H. He, Z. G. Ma, Q. Y. Li, Y. Y. Luo, J. X. Zhang, R. L. Meng, C. W. Chu

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The transverse Peltier effect is investigated on the top-seeded melt texture superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO). By restricting the heat absorbing or evolving on one of the sample's surfaces, the Peltier heat flow is converted into a temperature difference for measurement. The temperature difference is found proportional to the current applied, which is in accordance with the prediction of transverse Peltier effect. Based on a simplified model, the difference of the Seebeck coefficients between the ab plane and the c axis, |Sab-Sc|, is about 35 μV/K. It is in good agreement with that of large single crystal [I. Terasaki, Y. Sato, S. Tajima, S. Miyamoto, and S. Tanaka, Physica C 235-240, 1413 (1994)]. The transverse Peltier effect is verified. This supports the idea that the off-diagonal thermoelectric effect is responsible for the anomalously high laser-induced transient transverse voltage on the oriented YBCO superconducting thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3587-3589
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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