Critical field of two-dimensional superconducting Sn1-x/Si x bimetallic composite cluster assembled films with energetic cluster impact deposition

Yuichiro Kurokawa, Takehiko Hihara, Ikuo Ichinose

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Sn1-x/Six cluster assembled films have been prepared by an energetic cluster impact deposition using a plasma-gas-condensation cluster beam deposition apparatus. Transmission electron microscope images indicated that individual clusters have composite morphologies, where Sn and Si were separated from each other. The superconducting critical magnetic fields, Hc, of Sn1-x/Six cluster assembled films were measured and found to be much higher than the critical magnetic field of the bulk Sn. We estimated the Hc values by using a theory of the superconducting thin film. The estimated values are in good agreement with the experiments, indicating that the Sn1-x/Six cluster assembled films can be regarded as a two-dimensional system although thickness, t, of Sn1-x/Six cluster assembled films (t ≈ 1000 nm) is thicker than conventional superconducting thin film (t 100 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Article number174302
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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