Influence of Mechanical Constraints on the Superconducting Transition of Nb3Sn-Coated Niobium Wires and Ribbons
The influence of mechanical constraints on the critical temperature of soft superconductors has been investigated by several authors. Thin films which are deposited on insulating material are subject to stress when cooled. Therefore, the influence of stress on the superconducting transition has been studied with such samples rather than with extremely hard superconductors which in compact form are too brittle when stressed.
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