Investigation of the tunneling spectra in HgBr2-intercalated Bi-2212 single crystals below and above Tc
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Interlayer tunneling spectroscopy measurements were performed on mesa arrays of Bi-2212 single crystals, intercalated with HgBr2. Tunneling conductances were obtained over a wide temperature range to examine the spectral features, especially the behavior of the quasiparticle peaks corresponding to superconducting energy gaps (SGs). Experimental spectra showed that gap-like features are still present even for the temperatures far above the transition temperature, Tc. This evidence is consistent with the idea that the SG evolves into a pseudogap above Tc for HgBr2-intercalated Bi-2212 single crystals.