Normal-state and superconducting properties of Co-doped BaFe2As2 and MgB2 thin films after focused helium ion beam irradiation

L. Kasaei, V. Manichev, M. Li, L. C. Feldman, T. Gustafsson, Y. Collantes, E. Hellstrom, M. Demir, N. Acharya, P. Bhattarai, Ke Chen, X. X. Xi, B. A. Davidson

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Abstract

We have investigated the normal-state and superconducting properties of Co-doped BaFe2As2 (Ba122) and MgB2 thin films irradiated at room temperature using a 30 keV focused He+ ion beam with doses between 1012and 1017 cm2. We show that superconductivity is suppressed and the normal-state resistivity is increased upon irradiation. The critical dose for the complete suppression of superconductivity is ∼5 -1014 cm-2 for Ba122 and ∼8 -1015 cm-2 for MgB2. The dependence of the normal-state and superconducting properties on irradiation dose is discussed, taking into account the spatial distribution of ion-induced damage. Hillock formation due to the substrate swelling, arising from the He+ ions stopped in the substrate, is also observed. The findings provide guidelines for exploiting focused He+ ion beam irradiation in fabricating iron pnictide and MgB2 planar Josephson junctions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095009
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019

Keywords

  • Co-doped BaFeAs
  • MgB
  • focused helium ion beam
  • ion-induced damage
  • superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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