Monotonic decrease of Tcs with thinning of the superconducting MgB2 layer in MgB2/Ni and MgB2/B alternately-layered thin films

T. Doi, H. Kitaguchi, S. Hata, K. Fukuyama, K. Masuda, K. Takahashi, T. Yoshidome, Y. Hakuraku, N. Kuwano

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We prepared MgB2/Ni and MgB2/B alternately-layered films using electron beam evaporation and coaxial vacuum arc evaporation techniques without any post-annealing. The thickness of each MgB2 layer was designed to be 42, 24 or 15nm for both MgB2/Ni and MgB 2/B alternately-layered films. We confirmed that the layered structure was successfully obtained from the scanning transmission electron microscopic cross-sectional image of the MgB2/Ni alternately-layered film. The critical temperature, Tc, of the alternately-layered film decreased as the MgB2 layer became thinner, for both MgB 2/Ni and MgB2/B films. Moreover, the Tc was affected by only the MgB2 layer thickness, and was independent of the inserted layer materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1227
Number of pages5
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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