Superconductivity in In2O3-ZnO crystalline films

B. Shinozaki, N. Kokubo, S. Takada, T. Yamaguti, K. Yamada, K. Makise, K. Yano, K. Inoue, H. Nakamura

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Thin In2O3-ZnO (IZO) films were prepared by DC-magnetron sputtering with changing the weight concentration x of ZnO, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.07. As-grown amorphous IZO films show the metallic characteristic but do not show superconductivity. We have investigated the T and H dependence of the resistivity ρ and Hall coefficient for annealed films with thickness d 350 nm in air. It is found that the films with 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.03 show superconductivity. Transition temperature Tc and the carrier density n of these films are 2.0 K and 1025 -1026 m-3, respectively. The annealed In2O3-ZnO films were examined by a high resolution transparent electron microscopy. This investigation reveals that films annealed at 300 °C are sufficient crystalline. There is a difference of crystal structures between the superconducting film and normal film. We studied the upper critical magnetic field HC2 (T) for the film with x 0.005. From the slope of dHc2/dT, we obtain the coherent length ζ(0) 100 A at T 0 K and the coefficient of the electronic heat capacity γ 3.2 (J/m3K2) which is small compared with that of other oxide materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052237
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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