Characterization of superconducting Sn thin films and their application to ferromagnet-superconductor hybrids
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2019 We characterize thermally quench condensed (~80 K) Sn thin films of two different thicknesses to explore their usefulness for vortex studies. The coherence length and the London penetration depth near the critical temperature indicate that the thin films are in the dirty limit and behave as type II superconductors. Furthermore, when we add ferromagnetic nanostripes on top of the Sn thin films, the ferromagnet-superconductor hybrids show hysteric and anisotropic behavior. A ferromagnet-superconductor hybrid with a thinner Sn film exhibits a stronger effect.
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Bang, W., Morrison, T. D., Rathnayaka, K., Lyuksyutov, I. F., Naugle, D. G., & Teizer, W.