Andrä, W. and Betz, J. and Brunner, B. and Hergt, R. and Lengfellner, Hans and Renk, Karl Friedrich and Steenbeck, K.
Characterization of YBCO films by torque magnetometry.
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications 180 (1-4), pp. 188-191.
We report on the observation of a thermopile effect caused by laser radiation heating in thin films of high-Tc material. The thermopile effect is due to a transverse Seebeck effect. The transverse Seebeck effect is observable first because of the anisotropy of YBa2Cu3O7−δ, and secondly because it is possible to grow off-axis epitaxial films. The thermopile effect can be used for developing detectors for laser radiation.