We investigate the non-monotonic behavior of the critical temperature in a
superconductor-ferromagnet bilayer proximity system. The critical temperature is studied
as a function of the ferromagnet thickness with variation of the following parameters: the
resistance of the interface, the ratio of the thickness of the superconductor and the
coherence length, and the exchange energy. We also focus on the Gor'kov function
describing the singlet and triplet pair correlations to analyze, and in particular the
minimum at intermediate value of and re-increase of at larger ferromagnet thickness.
|Commitee:||Gredig, Thomas, Klaehn, Thomas|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Physics and Astronomy|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||critical temperature, Gor'kov function, non-monotonic, numerical analysis, proximity system, superconductor-ferromagnet|
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