The interplay between spatially separated ferromagnetic and superconducting thin films
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Ferromagnetic thin films have been grown via physical vapor deposition utilizing the technique of flash evaporation and characterized by measuring magnetization as a function of magnetic field. An Al thin film was evaporated atop the ferromagnetic thin film and allowed to oxidize in order to produce a thin insulating layer. Finally, two superconducting thin films of nearly equal thickness were evaporated via physical vapor deposition onto the A1₂O₃ insulating layer. Both superconducting films, one coupled magnetically, but not electrically, with the ferromagnetic thin film and the other isolated, were studied by measuring resistivity as a function of temperature in various magnetic fields between 0 G and 2 kG. It was found that the effect of the ferromagnetic thin film decreased the superconducting resistive transition width, or equivalently, that the flux flow resistance has been reduced.
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Sullivan, Isaac John (2001). The interplay between spatially separated ferromagnetic and superconducting thin films. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from