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The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 79, Issue 2, pp 153–162 | Cite as

Investigation of Cu0.5Ni0.5/Nb interface transparency by using current-perpendicular-to-plane measurement

  • S. Y. Huang
  • J. J. Liang
  • S. Y. Hsu
  • L. K. Lin
  • T. C. Tsai
  • S. F. Lee
Article

Abstract.

A direct determination of the interfacial transparency on the basis of current-perpendicular-to-plane (CPP) resistances for Cu0.5Ni0.5/Nb layered system is presented. This particular realization has substantial significance for understanding the interfacial transport in such heterostructures. The unexpected large critical thickness for this weak ferromagnetic containing system can be attributed to the strong pair-breaking effect as a result of the high interfacial transparency. Besides, the strong pair-breaking also plays a decisive role in the occurrence of the dimensionality crossover of the temperature dependent upper critical magnetic field.

Keywords

Critical Temperature CuNi Superconducting State Josephson Junction Cooper Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academia SinicaInstitute of PhysicsTaiwanRepublic of China
  2. 2.National Chiao Tung UniversityInstitute of ElectrophysicsTaiwanRepublic of China
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsFu Jen UniversityTaiwanRepublic of China

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