Superconductivity in nanostructured lead

Anca Lungu, Michael Bleiweiss, Jafar Amirzadeh, Salih Saygi, Andreea Dimofte, Ming Yin, Zafar Iqbal, Timir Datta

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Three-dimensional nanoscale structures of lead were fabricated by electrodeposition of pure lead into artificial porous opal. The size of the metallic regions was comparable to the superconducting coherence length of bulk lead. Tc as high as 7.36 K was observed, also dTc/dH was 2.7 times smaller than in bulk lead. Many of the characteristics of these differ from bulk lead, a type I superconductor. Irreversibility line and magnetic relaxation rates (S) were also studied. S(T) displayed two maxima, with a peak value about 10 times smaller than that of typical high-Tc superconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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