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We present the first results of directional point-contact spectroscopy in high-quality CaC6 samples both along the ab plane and in the c-axis direction. The superconducting order parameter Delta(0), obtained by fitting the Andreev-reflection (AR) conductance curves at temperatures down to 400 mK with the single-band 3D Blonder-Tinkham-Klapwijk model,(More)
Superconductivity is due to an attractive interaction between electrons that, below a critical temperature, drives them to form Cooper pairs and to condense into a ground state separated by an energy gap from the unpaired states. In the simplest cases, the pairing is mediated by lattice vibrations and the wavefunction of the pairs is isotropic. Less(More)
By using an electrochemical gating technique with a new combination of polymer and electrolyte, we were able to inject surface charge densities n(2D) as high as 3.5×10(15)  e/cm(2) in gold films and to observe large relative variations in the film resistance, ΔR/R', up to 10% at low temperature. ΔR/R' is a linear function of n(2D)-as expected within a(More)
Directional point-contact Andreev-reflection measurements in Ba(Fe(1-x)Co(x))2As2 single crystals (T(c) = 24.5 K) indicate the presence of two superconducting gaps with no line nodes on the Fermi surface. The point-contact Andreev-reflection spectra also feature additional structures related to the electron-boson interaction, from which the characteristic(More)
We measure phonon dispersion and linewidth in a single crystal of MgB2 along the Gamma-A, Gamma-M, and A-L directions using inelastic x-ray scattering. We use density functional theory to compute the effect of both electron-phonon coupling and anharmonicity on the linewidth, obtaining excellent agreement with experiment. Anomalous broadening of the E(2g)(More)
We present the first results of directional point-contact measurements in Mg1-xMnxB2 single crystals, with x up to 0.015 and bulk Tc down to 13.3 K. The order parameters Deltasigma and Deltapi were obtained by fitting the conductance curves with the two-band Blonder-Tinkham-Klapwijk model. BothDeltapi and Deltasigma decrease with the critical temperature of(More)
We present the first observation of the dc and ac Josephson effect in MgB(2) break junctions. The junctions, obtained at 4.2 K in high-quality, high-density polycrystalline metallic MgB(2) samples, show a nonhysteretic dc Josephson effect. By irradiating the junctions with microwaves we observe clear Shapiro steps spaced by the ideal Delta V value. The(More)
We present the results of the first directional point-contact spectroscopy experiments in high-quality MgB2 single crystals. Because of the directionality of the current injection into the samples, the application of a magnetic field allowed us to separate the contributions of the sigma and pi bands to the total conductance of our point contacts. By using(More)
We show that the phenomenology of the iron chalcogenide superconductor FeTe(1-x)Se(x) can be explained within an effective three-band s±-wave Eliashberg model. In particular, various experimental data reported in literature-the critical temperature, the energy gaps, the upper critical field, the superfluid density-can be reproduced by this model in a(More)
We investigate the effect of various symmetries of the superconducting order parameter ∆(ω) on the normalized tunneling conductance of SIN junctions by directly solving the real-axis Eliash-berg equations (EEs) for a half-filled infinite band, with the simplifying assumption µ * = 0. We analyze six different symmetries of the order parameter: s, d, s + id,(More)