Superconductivity in Sn nanocomposites

Y. S. Ciou, M. K. Lee, E. V. Charnaya, C. Tien, L. J. Chang, Yu A. Kumzerov, M. I. Samoylovich

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An ac magnetization technique was used to study superconductivity in tin loaded nanoporous silica matrices, opal matrix and two porous glasses. The behavior of type-II superconductors with a sharp transition at zero bias field was observed. Regular increase in the superconducting temperature up to 4.2 K and in a critical field up to Hc2(0) ≅ 54 kOe with decreasing pore size was found. A crossover from the upturn to the common downturn curvature in the Hc2(T) line was seen for all nanocomposites; the upturn curvature was more pronounced for the matrix with the finest pores.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055009
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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