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Fluctuation spectroscopy as a probe of granular superconducting diamond films

Klemencic, G. M. ORCID:, Fellows, J. M., Werrell, J. M., Mandal, S. ORCID:, Giblin, S. R. ORCID:, Smith, R. A. and Williams, O. A. ORCID: 2017. Fluctuation spectroscopy as a probe of granular superconducting diamond films. Physical Review Materials 1 (4) , 044801. 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.1.044801

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We present resistance versus temperature data for a series of boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond films. Upon extracting the fluctuation conductivity near the critical temperature we observe three distinct scaling regions—three-dimensional (3D) intragrain, quasi-0D, and 3D intergrain—in confirmation of the prediction of Lerner, Varlamov, and Vinokur. The location of the dimensional crossovers between these scaling regions allows us to determine the tunneling energy and the Thouless energy directly. This is a demonstration of the use of fluctuation spectroscopy to determine the properties of a superconducting granular system.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: American Physical Society
ISSN: 2475-9953
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 16 August 2017
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2023 17:03

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