Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 16, Issue 5–6, pp 409–415 | Cite as

The elimination of supercooling in superconductors by the proximity effect: New bounds onTc for Mg, Ag, and Au

  • R. A. Buhrman
  • W. P. Halperin
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Abstract

The use of the superconducting proximity effect to eliminate supercooling in a type I superconductor is reported. This effect has been demonstrated to be completely successful when applied to a tungsten specimen. It has also been employed to firmly establish new low upper bounds on the possible superconducting transition temperature of Mg, Ag, and Au.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Buhrman
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. P. Halperin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Applied and Engineering PhysicsMaterials Science CenterIthaca
  2. 2.Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State PhysicsCornell UniversityIthaca

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