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Tunneling Studies of VN Thin Films

  • P. M. Tedrow
  • R. Meservey
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 30)

Abstract

Vanadium nitride is a superconductor with the B1 crystal structure and a transition temperature of 8.8 K. The superconductivity of the refractory compounds with the B1 structure is of interest for a number of reasons. Niobium nitride is one of the earliest-known high transition temperature superconductors1 and currently is under intensive study as a possible candidate for use in electronic applications. Molybdenum nitride has been predicted2 to be a superconductor with higher Tc than NbN if its B1 crystal structure can be stabilized. Calculations3 of Tc for vanadium nitride predict a value of 32K. The fact that its Tc is much lower is explained to be the result of spin fluctuations.

Keywords

Tunnel Junction Tunnel Barrier Tunneling Conductance Vanadium Nitride Tunneling Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Tedrow
    • 1
  • R. Meservey
    • 1
  1. 1.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryM.I.T.CambridgeUSA

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