Josephson junctions with centered step and local variation of critical current density

Weides, M. (2009) Josephson junctions with centered step and local variation of critical current density. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19(3), pp. 689-692. (doi:10.1109/TASC.2009.2019049)

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Abstract

Superconductor-insulator-ferromagnet-superconductor (SIFS) Josephson tunnel junctions based on Nb/Al2O3/NiCu/Nb stacks with a thickness step in the metallic NiCu interlayer were fabricated. The step height of a few 0.1 nm was defined by optical lithography and controlled etching of both Nb and NiCu layers. Experimentally determined junction parameters by current-voltage characteristics and Fraunhofer pattern indicate a uniform NiCu thickness and similar interface transparencies for etched and non-etched parts. The critical current diffraction pattern was calculated and measured for stepped junctions having the same ground phase difference but different critical current densities in both halves. The measured data show a good agreement with simulations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weides, Professor Martin
Authors: Weides, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1051-8223
ISSN (Online):1558-2515

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