Superconducting Properties of Sputtered Mo-C Films with Columnar Microstructure

  • J. Wood
  • J. E. Keem
  • J. T. Chen
  • A. M. Kadin
  • R. W. Burkhardt
  • S. R. Ovshinsky
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)


It has been evident for some time that a fine microstructure on the order of the superconducting coherence length (typically of order 100Å in relevant materials) is useful in optimizing critical currents and fields in technological superconductors. In the present paper, we discuss the superconducting properties of sputtered Mo-C films having nonequilibrium columnar microstructure on this scale. Some of the samples exhibit behavior in large critical fields that compares very favorably with commercial superconducting wire. We also present some preliminary data on multilayered films based on Mo-C, which also exhibit outstanding high-field behavior.


Critical Temperature Critical Field Columnar Growth Parallel Magnetic Field Columnar Microstructure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wood
    • 1
  • J. E. Keem
    • 1
  • J. T. Chen
    • 2
  • A. M. Kadin
    • 1
  • R. W. Burkhardt
    • 1
  • S. R. Ovshinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.TroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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