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A series of Molybdenum-Copper bilayers were studied for use in 120mK superconducting transition edge sensors for spectrometer applications. The Transition temperature (T<sub>C</sub>) was tuned to the desired temperature using the proximity effect, by adjusting the thickness of a normal copper layer in direct contact with the superconducting molybdenum layer in a proximitized bilayer structure. The bilayers have a fixed normal metal thickness d<sub>Cu</sub>=1250 Å, on top of a variable superconductor thickness 650 Å ≤ d<sub>Mo</sub> ≤ 1000 Å. Material characterization techniques including X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and 4-point electrical characterization are used to …
- Kopas, Cameron J, Newman, Nathan, Singh, Rakesh, et al.
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