Resistive Transitions in Nb/Cu0.41Ni0.59/Nb Trilayers

S. L. Prischepa*, C. Cirillo, C. Bell, V. N. Kushnir, J. Aarts, C. Attanasio, M. Yu. Kupriyanov, Chris Bell

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The superconducting phase transition in Nb/Cu0.41Ni0.59/Nb trilayers, with superconducting (S) Nb and ferromagnetic (F) Cu0.41Ni0.59, has been experimentally studied as a function of the F-layer thickness by measuring the temperature dependence of the electrical resistance R (T). It is shown that the shape and the width of the R (T) curves depends on the Cu0.41Ni0.59 thickness, in particular in the regime where pi is the coupling between the S layers, which can be expected. To explain the data, we developed a qualitative model which makes the interconnection between the superconducting phase transition and the 0 to pi transition in SFS structures are more evident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008




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