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The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 228, Issue 3, pp 741–747 | Cite as

Proposal for a NbPy-based superconducting spin-valve

  • Carla CirilloEmail author
  • Katsiaryna Ilyina
  • Antoni García-Santiago
  • Joan Manel Hernàndez
  • Carmine Attanasio
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  1. Superconductivity and Functional Oxides

Abstract

Superconducting critical temperature, Tc, in proximity coupled Nb/Py/Nb trilayers with Py thickness dPy = 20–432 nm is investigated as a function of the magnetic history of the samples. An enhancement of Tc is observed when an ordered pattern of magnetic stripe domains is induced in the Py layer, namely for dPy > 300 nm. This result is interpreted as a manifestation of the domain-wall superconductivity effect. The possibility to exploit these results for the design of a NbPy-based superconducting spin-valve is discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNR-SPIN, c/o Università degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (SA)Italy
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica “E.R. Caianiello”, Università degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (SA)Italy
  3. 3.Grup de Magnetisme, Departament de Física Fonamental, Facultat de Física, Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (IN²UB), Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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