Date of Award

2018

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Sub-Department

College of Arts and Sciences

First Advisor

Milind N.Kunchur

Abstract

In this work, we systematically investigate the superconducting properties of Niobium Titanium Nitride (NbTiN) superconducting films with different geometries, which at low temperature remain superconducting. NbT iN superconducting films with a few nm thickness are widely used in devices such as superconductor-insulatorsuperconductor (SIS) mixers, superconducting cavities and resonators and superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD). In all these applications, films of varying dimensions are required to achieve optimal performance. The initial thickness of our samples was 125 nm deposited on a silicon substrate. We change the thickness of our samples using lithography and ion milling. We measure and analyze the thickness dependence of various superconducting properties of these films.

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