Electrical properties of Al-Ge granular superconducting films

  • Author / Creator
    Yang, Yikai
  • A granular superconductor is a system that consists of two types of materials, one is superconducting, and the other is insulating. Instead of alloying, these two materials form a granular structure where superconducting grains are embed in an insulating matrix. This is a seemingly simple structure, yet has complicated consequences that, to this day, physicists don't fully comprehend. In this dissertation, I will first give a brief review of the background theories and the development of the field of granular superconductors. Then account in details how we conducted a series of resistivity measurements with and without magnetic field. In the last part, I will also make an attempt to analyze the recent results we obtained and hopefully will shine light on the mystery of granular superconductors.

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    Spring 2014
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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Beach, Kevin (Physics)
    • Marsiglio, Frank (Physics)
    • Davis, John (Physics)
    • Beamish, John (Physics)