To investigate the origin of the enhanced Tc (≈ 110 K) of the trilayer cuprate superconductor Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10+δ (Bi-2223), we have performed systematic magnetoresistance (MR) measurements on this superconductor, as well as on the bilayer superconductor, Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ (Bi-2212). The in-plane coherence length, ξab, and the specific-heat jump, ΔC, have been estimated using the theory of renormalized superconductive fluctuations, and the doping dependence of these parameters has been qualitatively explained using the Fermi arc approach. A detailed comparison of the superconducting parameters with Tc for these compounds suggests that an additional superconducting condensation energy exists, due to an increase in the number of stacking CuO2 planes in a unit cell.
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