Superconducting properties and electrical resistivities of NbN thin films have been studied as a function of sputtering parameters, film structure, and composition. A good correlation exists between superconducting Tc's and film structure and composition regardless of the sputtering conditions used to achieve this structure. The most important parameters affecting Tc are lattice parameter, crystal structure, island structure, and impurity content. Substrate temperature, Ar/N2 ratio, and impurity content are the principal sputtering parameters affecting film structure, and thus Tc.
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Research Article| October 09 2003
Superconducting properties, electrical resistivities, and structure of NbN thin films
Y. M. Shy;
L. E. Toth;
Y. M. Shy, L. E. Toth, R. Somasundaram; Superconducting properties, electrical resistivities, and structure of NbN thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 1 December 1973; 44 (12): 5539–5545. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1662193
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