We report the superconducting properties of homogeneous highly oriented alloy thin films of Y1−xPrxBa2Cu3O7 prepared by a novel layer by layer method using do magnetron sputtering. As in the case of bulk material, we find a continuous suppression of the superconducting transition temperature with increasing Pr content, however, the resistive transition remains sharp. This implies that the alloying is uniform on the scale of the superconducting coherence length. Point contact tunneling measurements suggest that the superconducting gap is close to the BCS value and proportional to the transition temperature of the alloys.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering