Applied Physics A

, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 23–26 | Cite as

Superconducting tin core fiber

  • Daniel HomaEmail author
  • Yongxuan Liang
  • Cary Hill
  • Gurbinder Kaur
  • Gary Pickrell
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In this study, we demonstrated superconductivity in a fiber with a tin core and fused silica cladding. The fibers were fabricated via a modified melt-draw technique and maintained core diameters ranging from 50–300 microns and overall diameters of 125–800 microns. Superconductivity of this fiber design was validated via the traditional four-probe test method in a bath of liquid helium at temperatures on the order of 3.8 K. The synthesis route and fiber design are perquisites to ongoing research dedicated all-fiber optoelectronics and the relationships between superconductivity and the material structures, as well as corresponding fabrication techniques.


Liquid Helium Fuse Quartz Fiber Drawing Fiber Design Yttrium Barium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Homa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yongxuan Liang
    • 1
  • Cary Hill
    • 1
  • Gurbinder Kaur
    • 1
  • Gary Pickrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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