Temperature dependence of the phase of the response of YBCO edge-transition bolometers: effects of superconductivity transition and thermal parameters

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2003
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Fardmanesh, M.
Askerzade, İ. N.
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Superconductor Science and Technology
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0953-2048
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Institute of Physics Publishing
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16
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1
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28 - 32
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English
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The variation of the phase of the response of YBCO edge-transition bolometers on crystalline MgO substrate is found to be dependent on the normal-superconducting transition. The phase of the response for T < Tc increased at low modulation frequencies where the thermal diffusion length into the sample substrate from the top absorbing YBCO film is longer than the substrate thickness. The substrate/cold-head boundary resistance mainly dominates the thermal conductance of our samples at low frequencies. This transition-dependent change of the phase of the response is interpreted to be due to the effects of the order parameter of the YBCO material on the phonon spectrum and hence the determining Kapitza boundary resistance. The phase of the response decreased at high modulation frequencies where the thermal diffusion length into the substrate is less than the substrate thickness. The results of our analytical model for the low modulation frequencies agree well with the measured values for temperatures close to the Tc-zero.

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