Conductive polymer/superconductor thin film assemblies

Steven G. Haupt, Rung Kuang Lo, Jianai Zhao, John T. Mcdevitt

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Electrochemical procedures are utilized to deposit conductive polymer layers directly onto thin film samples of YBa2Cu307-5 and to cycle the polymeric structures between their neutral (non-conductive) and oxidized (conductive) forms. Through changes in the polymer doping level, the superconducting properties of the high-Tc component can be modulated in a controllable fashion. In this regard, large changes in the superconducting critical temperature and critical current values are noted as a result of the doping of the polymer layer. This paper focuses on the role of superconductor weak link structures and how such features influence the magnitude of the modulation of the superconducting properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-576
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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