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Thermometry with a nearly temperature independent sensitivity using a normal-superconducting tunnel diode biased close to the superconducting gap Original Research Article
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A. Maldonado، نويسنده , , H. Suderow، نويسنده , , S. Vieira، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2010
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We analyze the temperature dependence of the tunneling current in a normal-insulator–superconductor (NIS) tunnel junction and find that such a junction can serve as a primary thermometer below the superconducting critical temperature Tc with a nearly temperature independent sensitivity, provided the junction is suitably biased close to the superconducting gap. Deviations from expected behavior when the superconducting electrode does not follow most simple s-wave BCS density of states, and possible applications are briefly discussed.
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A. Superconductors , A. Thin films , D. Temperature sensors , D. Instrumentation , C. Electrical conductivity
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