Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 106, Issue 3–4, pp 201–206 | Cite as

Flux flow and resonant modes in multi-junction Josephson stacks

  • N. Thyssen
  • A. V. Ustinov
  • H. Kohlstedt
Weak Link Properties I


Magnetic field dependent current-voltage characteristics of stackled Nb/(Al−AlOx/Nb)n long Josephson junctions are investigated experimentally. The thickness of their common superconducting electrodes provides the magnetic coupling between the junctions. For stacks of n=7 Josephson junctions the current-voltage characteristics display collective flux-flow behaviour of Josephson vortices. In the interior layers Josephson vortices move simultaneously under the influence of the bias current. The flux-flow behaviour is modulated by a complicated structure of cavity-like resonances which show broad range of characteristic frequencies. The measurements can be qualitatively explained by the Kleiner model for the resonances in stacks. Mutual locking of junctions in the stack is indicated by pronounced cavity resonances with large voltage spacing.

PACS numbers

74.50+r 85.25.Cp 74.80.Dm 85.40.Hp 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Thyssen
    • 1
  • A. V. Ustinov
    • 1
  • H. Kohlstedt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Thin Film and Ion TechnologyResearch Center (KFA)JülichGermany

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