Giant-magnetoresistive/superconducting contacts and Josephson junction devices

G Burnell*, CW Leung, C Bell, MG Blamire, Chris Bell

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We have been investigating superconductor-normal metal-superconductor (SNS) (Proximity-Effect) Josephson Junctions in which the normal metal is a magnetic heterostructure in which the magnetic character can be actively controlled. As part of this program we have investigated the use of giant magnetoresistive (GMR) Cu-Py multilayers as the barrier in variable thickness planar bridge SNS junctions in addition to in-plane S-GMR contacts. In this paper we report on the latest results from our devices which have been fabricated using our established focussed ion beam (FIB) processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-907
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Event2004 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20048 Oct 2004


  • Josephson junctions
  • magnetoresistive devices


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