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Author Franco, D.G.; Sarmiento-Chavez, A.; Schenone, N.; Allcca, A.E.L.; Berisso, M.G.; Fasano, Y.; Guimpel, J.
Title Characterization of the Nb-B Superlattice System Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 531 Issue Pages 93-97
Keywords Superlattice; Superconductivity; Transition Edge Sensors
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We study the growth, stacking and superconducting properties of Nb and B thin films and superlattices. The interest in these resides in their possible use in transition edge neutron sensors. The samples were grown by magnetron sputtering over Si (100) substrates. The X-ray diffraction patterns for all Nb containing samples show a Nb (110) preferential orientation. From the low-angle X-ray reflectivity we obtain information on the superlattice structure. The superconducting transition temperatures of the superlattices, obtained from the temperature dependence of the magnetization, are higher than those of single Nb films of similar thickness. The temperature dependence of the perpendicular and parallel upper critical fields indicate that the superlattices behave as an array of decoupled superconducting Nb layers.
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