We report on measurements of the tunneling conductance structures above the superconducting gap energy using YBa2Cu3O7 polycrystalline junctions. The measured second derivative data are reproducible among the junctions, and the intensities of the common structures at the biases of 37-38, 47-53, 67-77, and 94-95 mV are strong enough to be assigned. These structures are in agreement with those in the neutron phonon density of states in whole energy regions when the energies are measured from the gap edge of 26±1 meV. This correspondence indicates that the electron-phonon interaction contributes to the pairing mechanism of this superconductor.
- Tunneling conductance
- phonon structure
- second derivative
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)