Fractional-flux little-parks resistance oscillations in disordered superconducting Au0.7In0.3 cylinders

Yu Zadorozhny, Y. Liu

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The resistance of disordered superconducting Au0.7In0.3 cylindrical films was measured as a function of applied magnetic field. In the high-temperature part of the superconducting transition regime, the resistance oscillated with a period of h/2e in units of the enclosed magnetic flux. However, at lower temperatures, the resistance peaks split. We argue that this splitting is due to the emergence of an oscillation with a period of h/4e, half of the flux quantum for paired electrons. The possible physical origin of the h/4e resistance oscillation is discussed in the context of new minima in the free energy of a disordered superconducting cylinder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-718
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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