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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 23, Issue 5–6, pp 645–661 | Cite as

A method for calculating the microwave surface impedance of superconducting films

  • J. R. Hook
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Abstract

A method is described for calculating the surface impedance of thin superconducting films using the theory of Mattis and Bardeen of the surface impedance of superconductors. An approximate extension of the theory to the case where the superconducting order parameter inside the film varies slowly in space is presented. Calculations using the theory are compared with experimental measurements of the surface impedance at 3 GHz of thin tin films on bulk lead substrates. Agreement between theory and experiment is good.

Keywords

Microwave Magnetic Material Experimental Measurement Material Processing Surface Impedance 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Hook
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland

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