Publication
Title
Interplay between lattice dynamics and superconductivity in thin films
Author
Abstract
We investigate the link between superconductivity and atomic vibrations in Nb3Sn films with a thickness ranging from 10 to 50 nm. The challenge of measuring the phonon density of states (PDOS) of these films has been tackled by employing the technique of nuclear inelastic scattering by Sn-119 isotopes to reveal the Sn-partial phonon density of states. With the support of ab initio calculations, we evaluate the effect of reduced film thickness on the PDOS. This approach allows us to estimate the changes in superconducting critical temperature T-c induced by phonon confinement, which turned out to be limited to a few tenths of K. The presented method is successful for the Nb3Sn system and paves the way for more systematic studies of the role of phonon confinement in Sn-containing superconductors.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical Review B
Publication
2013
Volume/pages
88:4(2013), p. 1-7
Article Reference
045437
ISI
000322529900004
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 10.09.2013
Last edited 29.10.2017
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