Let CHj(X, i) be Bloch's higher Chow groups of a projective smooth variety X over ℂ. A higher Chow cycle z ∈ CHj(X, i) is called indecomposable if it does not belong to the image of the map of the product
Of particular interest to us is CH2(X,1). For A = ℚ or ℝ, we say z ∈ CH2(X,1) A-regulator indecomposable if the regulator class reg(z) ∈ HD3(X,A(2)) in the Deligne-Beilinson cohomology group with coefficients in A does not belong to the image of HD1 (X,ℤ(1))⨂HD2 (X,A(1)) ≅ = ℂx⊗CH1(X)⊗A. In other words, z is A-regulator indecomposable if and only if
Obviously ℝ-reg. indecomp. ⇒ ℚ-reg. indecomp. ⇒ indecomposable.
Quite a lot of examples of ℚ or ℝ-regulator indecomposable cycles are obtained by many people (, , , ,  and more).
In this note we construct R-regulator indecomposable cycles for X an elliptic surface which satisfies certain conditions. The main theorem is the following.
Theorem 1.1 Let S be a smooth irreducible curve over ℂ. Let
be an elliptic fibration over S with a section s. This means that g and h are projective smooth morphisms of relative dimension 2 and 1 respectively, and the general fiber of f is an elliptic curve. For a point t ∈ S we denote Xt =g−1(t) or Ct= h−1 (t) the fibers over t. Assume that the following conditions hold.
(1) Let η be the generic point of S. Then there is a split multiplicative fiber Dη = f−1(P) ⊂ Xη of Kodaira type In, n ≥ 1 (see  VII, §5 for the terminology of “split multiplicative fiber”).
(2) Let D ⊂ X be the closure of Dη. Then there is a closed point 0 ∈ S(C) such that the specialization is multiplicative of type Im with m > n.
Then the composition
is non-zero for a general t ∈ S(ℂ). Here NF(Xt)⊂NS(Xt) denotes the subgroup generated by components of singular fibers and the section s(Ct).