Normal-state C-axis Resistivity of the High-t C Cuprate Superconductors

It is shown that a strong intraplanar incoherent scattering can effectively block the interplanar coherent tunneling between the weakly coupled planes of the highly anisotropic but clean (intrinsic) materials such as the optimally doped high-T c layered cuprate superconductors. The calculated normal-state C-axis resistivity ρ c (T) then follows the metal… (More)