Proximity-effect tunneling study of Mg

D. M. Burnell, E. L. Wolf

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A study of electron-phonon coupling in pure Mg by means of proximity tunneling into Mg films backed by recrystallized Nb foils is reported. The results indicate that Mg in thicknesses of 20-100 Å continuously covers a clean Nb surface and yield a value λ=0.29±0.03 for the electron-phonon coupling constant. This is consistent with an as yet unobserved superconducting Tc=0.3 mK for pure Mg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-87
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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