Normal-state radiative properties of thin-film high-temperature superconductors

Patrick Phelan, M. I. Flik, C. L. Tien

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One of the first applications of thin-film high-temperature superconductors will be in the construction of liquid-nitrogen-temperature superconducting bolometers. Successful design of a bolometer requires sufficient knowledge of the radiative properties, and especially the absorptance, of the superconductor, if the superconductor is to interact directly with the incident radiation. At present, little quantitative information concerning the radiative properties of thin-film high-temperature superconductors is available to the designer. Here, a predictive model employing the Drude free-electron theory is applied to films of the order of 1 μm thick. The only measured parameter required by the model is the direct current electrical resistivity. Experimental data show good agreement with the model's results for far-infrared normal-state properties for the temperature range 100 K - 300 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by Plenum Publ Corp
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0306435985
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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