NiCu-based superconducting devices : Fabrication and characterization

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Author(s)

  • D. Pullini
  • C. Adamo
  • G. P. Pepe
  • L. Maritato
  • G. Innocenti
  • P. Perlo

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number264
Pages (from-to)1081-1087
Journal / PublicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume43
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The critical Josephson current (IC) in superconducting/ ferromagnetic (S/F) multilayer-based junctions can be controlled by changing the relative directions of the magnetization in the F-layers. Recent experimental works [1, 2] show that an enhancement of IC is achieved in S/F weak links when the alternating F-layers are antiparallel aligned. We present preliminary experimental results concerning the dependence of IC on the relative orientation of the ferromagnetic layers in S/F1/I/F 2/S tunnel junctions where the F-layers are obtained by changing the relative composition of NiCu alloys. The multilayers were grown by electron beam deposition, and processed by Focused Ion Beam lithography. The magnetic state of the devices was directly determined by measuring the current perpendicular to plane (CPP) magnetoresistance (MR) at high bias. IC was found to be larger when the F-layers are antiparallel aligned. The maximum change of I C corresponds to the maximum change of MR. The application of a magnetic field induces a transition in the shape of the currentvoltage curve that seems to suggest Coulomb blockade effect. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Citation Format(s)

NiCu-based superconducting devices : Fabrication and characterization. / Ruotolo, A.; Pullini, D.; Adamo, C.; Pepe, G. P.; Maritato, L.; Innocenti, G.; Perlo, P.

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 43, No. 1, 264, 01.06.2006, p. 1081-1087.

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