Synthesis and characterization of superconducting single-crystal Sn nanowires

Mingliang Tian, A.; Jinguo Wang, A.; Joseph Snyder, A.; Kurtz, James; Ying Liu; Schiffer, Peter; Mallouk, Thomas E.; Chan, M.H.W.
August 2003
Applied Physics Letters;8/25/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p1620
Academic Journal
Single-crystal superconducting tin nanowires with diameters of 40–160 nm have been prepared by electrochemical deposition in porous polycarbonate membranes. Structural characterization through transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction showed that the nanowires are highly oriented along the [100] direction. Although the superconducting transition temperature is close to the bulk value of 3.7 K, the effect of reduced dimensionality is clearly evident in the electrical transport properties of the thinnest wires (40 nm diameter). Magnetization measurements show that the critical field of the nanowires increases significantly with decreasing diameter to ∼0.3 T for the thinnest wires, nearly an order of magnitude larger than the bulk value. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


Related Articles

  • Superconducting and magnetic properties of Ni/Pb multilayered nanowires. Lin, L. K.; Chi, Y. S.; Chen, T. M.; Shyu, S. G.; Huang, J. H.; Lee, S. F. // Journal of Applied Physics;Apr2009, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p07D519 

    Nickel/lead multilayered nanowires were prepared using standard three-electrode electrodeposition into anodic aluminum oxide porous templates. The diameters of the nanowires ranged from 50 to 200 nm. By means of electric and magnetic measurements, we found that the superconducting transition...

  • Ultra low noise YBa2Cu3O7-δ nano superconducting quantum interference devices implementing nanowires. Arpaia, R.; Arzeo, M.; Nawaz, S.; Charpentier, S.; Lombardi, F.; Bauch, T. // Applied Physics Letters;2/17/2014, Vol. 104 Issue 7, p072603-1 

    We present results on ultra low noise YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) nano Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (nanoSQUIDs). To realize such devices, we implemented high quality YBCO nanowires, working as weak links between two electrodes. We observe critical current modulation as a function of...

  • Inverse magnetic proximity effects in superconducting In-Ni and Sn-Ni nanoparticle assemblies. Wu, Chun-Ming; Karna, Sunil; Liu, Shih-Bin; Lee, Chi-Hung; Wang, Chin-Wei; Li, Wen-Hsien // Journal of Nanoparticle Research;Jun2013, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p1 

    We report on experimental evidence of non- s-wave pairing in In and Sn nanoparticle assemblies. The superconducting transition temperature T of the In and Sn nanoparticles varies noticeably with the particle diameter. Surprisingly, T shifts to a noticeably higher temperature when magnetic Ni...

  • Current–voltage characteristics of Pb and Sn granular superconducting nanowires. Michotte, Sébastien; Mátéfi-Tempfli, Stefan; Piraux, Luc // Applied Physics Letters;6/9/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 23, p4119 

    Arrays of granular superconducting Pb and Sn nanowires (40-55 nm in diameter and 22 or 50 μm long) have been prepared by electrodeposition in nanoporous membranes. A simple technique has been developed to perform electrical transport measurement on a single nanowire. By sweeping the dc...

  • High-temperature superconductivity in iron-based materials. Paglione, Johnpierre; Greene, Richard L. // Nature Physics;Sep2010, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p645 

    The surprising discovery of superconductivity in layered iron-based materials, with transition temperatures climbing as high as 55 K, has led to thousands of publications on this subject over the past two years. Although there is general consensus on the unconventional nature of the Cooper...

  • Current and field dependent proximity effects in the Nd0.43Sr0.57MnO3/YBa2Cu3O7 heterostructure. Mani, Awadhesh; Kumary, T. Geetha; Hsu, Daniel; Lin, J. G. // Journal of Applied Physics;May2009, Vol. 105 Issue 10, p103915 

    Proximity effects of superconductivity and antiferromagnetism are investigated in an Nd0.43Sr0.57MnO3/YBa2Cu3O7 (NSMO/YBCO) heterostructure through the measurements of resistivity, magnetization, and magnetoresistivity. The evolution of superconducting transition temperature (Tc) and...

  • Effect of carbon on the structure and superconducting properties of Nb3 Sn coatings produced by electrocodeposition1. Kolosov, V. N. // Inorganic Materials;Dec2004, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p1287 

    The effect of carbon doping on the structure and superconducting properties of Nb3 Sn coatings produced by electrocodeposition of Nb and Sn from molten salts was investigated. The results demonstrate that the addition of fine-particle graphite powder to the melt has an insignificant effect on...

  • Preparation of metal mixed plastic superconductors: Electrical properties of tin-antimony thin films on plastic substrates. Stephenson, Andrew P.; Divakar, Ujjual; Micolich, Adam P.; Meredith, Paul; Powell, Ben J. // Journal of Applied Physics;May2009, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p093909 

    Metal mixed polymers are a cheap and effective way to produce flexible metals and superconductors. As part of an on-going effort to learn how to tune the properties of these systems with ion implantation, we present a study of the electrical properties of these systems prior to metal mixing. We...

  • Coexistence of ferromagnetism and cluster glass state in superconducting ferromagnet RuSr2Eu1.5Ce0.5Cu2O10-δ. Nigam, R.; Pan, A. V.; Dou, S. X. // Journal of Applied Physics;Apr2009, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p07E303 

    Systematic dc and ac magnetic susceptibility measurements performed on RuSr2Eu1.5Ce0.5Cu2O10-δ (Ru1222) demonstrate a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition around 95 K. The third harmonic of the ac susceptibility reveals that the system undergoes a spin glass transition below 75 K. The...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics