Giant-magnetoresistive/superconducting contacts and Josephson Junction devices

Gavin Burnell, Chi Wah Leung, Christopher Bell, Mark G. Blamire

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We have been investigating superconductor-normal metal-superconductor (SNS) (Proximity-Effect) Josephson Junctions in which the normal metal is a magnetic heterostructure in which the magnetic character can be actively controlled. As part of this program we have investigated the use of giant magnetoresistive (GMR) Cu-Py multilayers as the barrier in variable thickness planar bridge SNS junctions in addition to in-plane S-GMR contacts. In this paper we report on the latest results from our devices which have been fabricated using our established focussed ion beam (FIB) processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-907
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 PART I
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Josephson junctions
  • Magnetoresistive devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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