Possible cooling effect in high-temperature superconductors Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that an adiabatic increase of the supercurrent along a superconductor with lines of nodes of the order parameter on the Fermi surface can result in a cooling effect. The maximum cooling occurs if the supercurrent increases up to its critical value. The effect can also be observed in a mixed state of a bulk sample. An estimate of the energy dissipation shows that substantial cooling can be performed during a reasonable time even in the micro-Kelvin regime. © 2002 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Svidzinsky, A. A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Svidzinsky, AA

publication date

  • March 2002