Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Superconducting critical temperature of inhomogeneous magnetic proximity systems
by Moke, Adam, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 67; 1524141
Abstract (Summary)

The proximity effect is investigated for ferromagnet-superconductor bilayers through the suppression of the superconducting critical temperature. We consider both homogeneous and inhomogeneous ferromagnets to study the effect of triplet pairing correlations on the critical temperature. The inhomogeneous ferromagnet we work with is an exchange spring that provides a tunable magnetization profile. The critical temperature is calculated as a function of ferromagnet thickness, spin flip scattering time, and magnetization profile of an exchange spring. An attempt is made to connect the behavior of the critical temperature with that of the superconducting order parameter.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bill, Andreas
Commitee: Gu, Jiyeong, Peterson, Michael
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Physics and Astronomy
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Electromagnetics
Keywords: Critical temperature, Exchange spring, Superconductor
Publication Number: 1524141
ISBN: 978-1-303-52119-5
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