Supercond Sci Technol
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Flavours of intrinsic d-wave induced effects in YBa2Cu 3O7-δ grain boundary Josephson junctions

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The quality of YBa2Cu3O7-δ biepitaxial grain boundary Josephson junctions has been improved and 'tunnel-like' characteristics are reproducibly obtained. The consequent low barrier transmission probabilities are apparently favourable to isolate intrinsic d-wave induced effects. Extrinsic and intrinsic d-wave effects are discussed within the framework of novel designs for π-circuitry and qubits.