Superconducting proximity effect in the presence of strong spin scattering

J. Eom*, J. Aumentado, V. Chandrasekhar, P. M. Baldo, L. E. Rehn

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We report measurements of the four terminal temperature dependent resistance of narrow Au wires implanted with 100 ppm Fe impurities in proximity to superconducting Al films. The wires show an initial decrease in resistance as the temperature is lowered through the superconducting transition of the Al films, but then show an increase in resistance as the temperature is lowered further. In contrast to the case of pure Au wires in contact with a superconducting film, the resistance at the lowest temperatures rises above the normal state resistance. Analysis of the data shows that, in addition to contributions from magnetic scattering and electron-electron interactions, the temperature dependent resistivity shows a substantial contribution from the superconducting proximity effect, which exists even in the presence of strong spin scattering. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-549
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2003


  • A. Heterojunctions
  • A. Superconductors
  • D. Electronic transport
  • D. Kondo effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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