Accession Number : ADA331038

Title :   Mechanism of Charge Transfer across Highly Transparent S-N Interfaces in High Temperature Superconductors

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Aug 96-Jul 97

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Tolpygo, Sergey K. ; Averin, Dmitri

PDF Url : ADA331038

Report Date : 29 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : We have studied the influence of various technological parameters (irradiation dose, spot size, writing time, etc.) on stationary and nonstationary properties of Josephson junctions fabricated by direct electron beam writing and have developed an understanding of the proximity effect and the size and temperature dependence of the Josephson critical current in this type of high-Tc Josephson junctions. Based on the studies of the physical properties of irradiated YBCO films and the defect formation at electron irradiation which were performed during the previous reporting periods, we have developed a quantitative model of the e-beam-made junctions 1. This model takes into account the space distribution of the radiation-induced defects which arises due to the gaussian distribution of the electron density in the incident beam and beam spreading within the film. As a result of this distribution, the interface between the e- beam-damaged and undamaged YBCO is not sharp, and hence the e-beam junctions present an SS'N'S'S structure, where N' is a 'normal metal' barrier. This in fact is a highly disordered superconductor in which the critical temperature is strongly suppressed (or zero) due to a high concentration of radiation-induced pair breaking defects (in-plane oxygen vacancies).

Descriptors :   *CHARGE TRANSFER, *HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS, *JOSEPHSON JUNCTIONS, ELECTRON DENSITY, CRITICAL TEMPERATURE, ELECTRON BEAMS, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, NORMAL DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE