[en] thermal conductivity ; thermoelectric power ; Nernst-Ettingshausen coefficient
[en] Experimental conditions for simultaneous measurements of transport coefficients of high temperature superconductors in zero and non-zero magnetic fields are analysed. Test measurements of the thermal conductivity, the thermoelectric power and the Nernst-Ettingshausen effect of a textured Bi2212 sample are reported in an external magnetic field of 2 T. Errors related to parameters of the thermocouple used and to the spurious heat flows are discussed for a new experimental set-up built based on a closed cycle helium refrigerator. Possible optimising of experimental conditions is suggested. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.