Critical Current of Intrinsic Josephson Junctions in Co/Au/BSCCO/Au/Co Hybrid Structure

Kenichiro MURATA  Kazuhiro YAMAKI  Akinobu IRIE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E101-C   No.5   pp.391-395
Publication Date: 2018/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E101.C.391
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Innovative Superconducting Devices Based on New Physical Phenomena)
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Keyword: 
Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oy high-Tc superconductor,  intrinsic Josephson junction,  spin-injection,  

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Summary: 
We have investigated the influence of the ferromagnet magnetization on the transport properties of intrinsic Josephson junctions in Co/Au/BSCCO/Au/Co hybrid structure under applied magnetic fields. The current-voltage characteristic at 77K in a zero-field showed the multiple quasiparticle branches with hysteresis similar to that of conventional intrinsic Josephson junctions. On the other hand, it was observed that the critical current shows a clear asymmetric field dependence with respect to the direction of the field sweep, resulting in hysteretic behavior. By comparing the field dependence of critical current with magnetization curve of the sample, we found that the critical current is strongly suppressed in the antiparallel configuration of the relative magnetization orientation of two Co layers due to the accumulation of spin-polarized quasiparticles in intrinsic Josephson junctions. The observed suppression of the critical current is as large as more than 20%.