Preparation Method and Rf Behaviour of Nb3Sn Thin Films Obtained By Bronze Process

M. Durante, R. Musenich, R. Parodi, G. Gemme, P. Fabbricatore, B. Zhang, V. Boffa, V. Buscaglia, U. Gambardella, C. Bottino

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Aiming to application in r.f. devices, a method to obtain Nb3Sn thin films, combining sputtering technique and bronze process, has been developed. A niobium film, 300-500 nm thick, is deposited by sputtering onto a 7 at. % tin bronze substratum. In order to allow the diffusion of tin into niobium and the formation of the A15 phase, the sample is maintained at about 700°C during the deposition, and for several hours after the deposition. A Nb3Sn film with very good adhesion on the substratum has been obtained. The rf behaviour of film has been analyzed at about 10 GHz at temperature near Tc, using a host copper cavity having the top plate substituted with the bronze-Nb3Sn sample. Both the quality factor and the frequency shift have been measured. © 1995 IEEE
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837 - 840
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Durante, M., Musenich, R., Parodi, R., Gemme, G., Fabbricatore, P., Zhang, B., ... Bottino, C. (1995). Preparation Method and Rf Behaviour of Nb3Sn Thin Films Obtained By Bronze Process. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 5(2), 837 - 840.