NbN superconducting thin films grown by pulsed laser ablation

V. Boffa, U. Gambardella, V. Marotta, A. Morone, F. Murtas, S. Orlando, G.P. Parisi

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NbN superconducting thin films have been grown by using pulsed laser ablation in a N2pure atmosphere. The X-ray spectra indicate that highly oriented superconducting NbN films having a FWHM of the 002 reflection narrower than 0.5°, has been obtained. Critical zero resistance temperature Tchigher than 16.3 K and resistivity ratio ≈ 1.3 were measured as well as critical field of 12 T at LHe temperature on the high quality films. Transport critical current density Jc, measured on a patterned film with a 50 μN cm criteria, gave an extrapolated value of Jc0higher than 1 × 107A/cm2computed by using a Kim Andersen model. Preliminary photoemission spectroscopy measurements in the presence of N2background gas indicate some reactivity in the plume region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361 - 364
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Boffa, V., Gambardella, U., Marotta, V., Morone, A., Murtas, F., Orlando, S., & Parisi, G. P. (1996). NbN superconducting thin films grown by pulsed laser ablation. Applied Surface Science, 106, 361 - 364. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-4332(96)00432-1