Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 94, Issue 5–6, pp 605–617 | Cite as

Current induced resistive state in cylindrical superconducting films. I. Critical currents measurements

  • A. Cossy-Favre
  • B. Dutoit
  • E. Holguin
  • I. Landau
  • L. Rinderer


We present measurements of critical currents and critical magnetic fields in cylindrical indium films. The most interesting result is that the ratio of the experimental critical current Ic1 to Silsbee's critical value Ic0 practically does not depend on temperature. This ratio was strongly dependent on the film thickness changing from Ic1 ≈ 0.18Ico for the film thickness d = 0.3μm to Ic1 ≈ 1.3Ico for d = 5.5μm. These results cannot be explained in the framework of the existing theoretical models.


Magnetic Field Indium Theoretical Model Film Thickness Magnetic Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cossy-Favre
    • 1
  • B. Dutoit
    • 1
  • E. Holguin
    • 1
  • I. Landau
    • 1
  • L. Rinderer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Physique ExpérimentaleUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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