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 onT c for Mg, Ag, and Au

  • R. A. Buhrman
  • W. P. Halperin


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.


Tungsten Transition Temperature Magnetic Material Proximity Effect Superconducting Transition Temperature 
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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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