, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 571-574
Date: 11 Nov 2012

Microwave Properties of Nb/PdNi/Nb Trilayers

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We combine wideband (1–20 GHz) Corbino Disk and Dielectric Resonator (8.2 GHz) techniques to study the microwave properties in Nb/PdNi/Nb trilayers, grown by UHV dc magnetron sputtering, composed by Nb layers of nominal thickness d S =15 nm, and a ferromagnetic PdNi layer of thicknesses d F =1, 2, 8 and 9 nm. We focus on the vortex state. Magnetic fields up to H c2 were applied. The microwave resistivity at fixed H/H c2 increases with d F , eventually exceeding the Bardeen–Stephen flux-flow value. Vortex pinning is very weak at large d F .