Flux flow and vortex tunneling in two-dimensional arrays of small Josephson junctions

C. Chen, P. Delsing, D. Haviland, Yuichi Harada, T. Claeson

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We have measured the temperature dependence and magnetic field dependence of the zero-bias resistance ((Formula presented)) as well as the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics for several two-dimensional arrays of small aluminum Josephson junctions. (Formula presented)(T) decreases with decreasing temperature, which can be described in terms of two types of vortex motion: flux, flow, and vortex tunneling. At temperatures higher than the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition temperature (T>(Formula presented)) or at a bias current greater than the current corresponding to the onset of the nonlinear I-V characteristics (I>(Formula presented)), the effective damping resistance which characterizes flux-flow motion is found to be approximately equal to the junction normal-state resistance (Formula presented). At low temperatures and at small bias current, (Formula presented) is temperature independent and remains finite down to our minimum attainable temperature. This finite resistance is found to be dependent on the array size as well as the junction parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9449-9457
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume54
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

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Josephson junctions
Vortex flow
vortices
Fluxes
Bias currents
Temperature
Aluminum
Superconducting transition temperature
Temperature distribution
Damping
temperature
Magnetic fields
damping
transition temperature
aluminum
Electric potential
temperature dependence
electric potential
magnetic fields

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Flux flow and vortex tunneling in two-dimensional arrays of small Josephson junctions. / Chen, C.; Delsing, P.; Haviland, D.; Harada, Yuichi; Claeson, T.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 54, No. 13, 01.01.1996, p. 9449-9457.

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