Critical Currents in Nbzr Superconducting Thin Films

U. Gambardella, D. Di Gioacchino, V. Boffa, G. Paterno, S. Barbanera, F. Murtas

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Nb(xj5Zra25 ^in films have not yet been investigated in all the features that may come from their higher critical temperature compared to other Nb alloys. In this work we present the fabrication of Nbo.75Zro.25 l^n films by sputtering which showed critical temperature as high as 10.5 K. We also present transport critical current measurements on Nbo.75Zro.25 films whose geometries were photolitographically defined in the |j.m range. The measurement were performed as a function both of the temperature and of the magnetic field up to 6 Tesla. The temperature behavior is compared with the Kim-Anderson model, while the magnetic field behavior of the resulting pinning force has been compared with existing models. © 1993 IEEE
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253 - 1256
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Gambardella, U., Di Gioacchino, D., Boffa, V., Paterno, G., Barbanera, S., & Murtas, F. (1993). Critical Currents in Nbzr Superconducting Thin Films. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 3(1), 1253 - 1256.