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  • D. Sanchez-Manzano, S. Mesoraca, F. A. Cuellar, M. Cabero, V. Rouco, G. Orfila, X. Palermo, A. Balan, L. Marcano, A. Sander, M. Rocci, J. Garcia-Barriocanal, F. Gallego, J. Tornos, A. Rivera, F. Mompean, M. Garcia-Hernandez, J. M. Gonzalez-Calbet, C. Leon, S. Valencia, C. Feuillet-Palma, N. Bergeal, A. I. Buzdin, J. Lesueur, J. E. Villegas, J. Santamaria, Extremely long-range, high-temperature Josephson coupling across a half-metallic ferromagnet. Nature Materials. 21, 188 (2022).
    Résumé : Josephson coupling over micrometres and at tens of kelvins is demonstrated across the half-metallic manganite La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 combined with the superconducting cuprate YBa2Cu3O7.

  • D. Crété, J. Kermorvant, Y. Lemaître, B. Marcilhac, S. Mesoraca, J. Trastoy, C. Ulysse, Comparison of Magnetic Field Detectors Based On SQUID And/Or Josephson Junction Arrays With HTSc. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 31, 1601006 (2021).
    Résumé : We compare the potential of SQUID arrays and Josephson junction arrays as magnetic field detectors in an open-loop configuration, accounting for such limitations as technological parameter fluctuations, current density distribution and self-field effects originating from the bias current. Because of the simplicity of its single layer process, the ion-damaged barrier technology is used to fabricate the Josephson junctions (JJ) and to make the evaluations by extrapolation to larger area detectors. From preliminary experimental results on series arrays of Josephson junctions, we expect a less detrimental effect of self-flux and parameter dispersion, which is particularly important with high critical temperature technologies.

  • D. Crété, J. Kermorvant, Y. Lemaître, B. Marcilhac, S. Mesoraca, J. Trastoy, C. Ulysse, Evaluation of Self-Field Effects in Magnetometers Based on Meander-Shaped Arrays of Josephson Junctions or SQUIDs Connected in Series. Micromachines. 12, 1588 (2021).
    Résumé : Arrays of superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) are highly sensitive magnetometers that can operate without a flux-locked loop, as opposed to single SQUID magnetometers. They have no source of ambiguity and benefit from a larger bandwidth. They can be used to measure absolute magnetic fields with a dynamic range scaling as the number of SQUIDs they contain. A very common arrangement for a series array of SQUIDs is with meanders as it uses the substrate area efficiently. As for most layouts with long arrays, this layout breaks the symmetry required for the elimination of adverse self-field effects. We investigate the scaling behavior of series arrays of SQUIDs, taking into account the self-field generated by the bias current flowing along the meander. We propose a design for the partial compensation of this self-field. In addition, we provide a comparison with the case of series arrays of long Josephson junctions, using the Fraunhofer pattern for applications in magnetometry. We find that compensation is required for arrays of the larger size and that, depending on the technology, arrays of long Josephson junctions may have better performance than arrays of SQUIDs.

  • X. Palermo, N. Reyren, S. Mesoraca, A. V. Samokhvalov, S. Collin, F. Godel, A. Sander, K. Bouzehouane, J. Santamaria, V. Cros, A. I. Buzdin, J. - E. Villegas, Tailored Flux Pinning in Superconductor-Ferromagnet Multilayers with Engineered Magnetic Domain Morphology From Stripes to Skyrmions. Physical Review Applied. 13, 014043 (2020).
    Résumé : Superconductor-ferromagnet (S/F) hybrid systems show interesting magnetotransport behaviors that result from the transfer of properties between both constituents. For instance, magnetic memory can be transferred from the F into the S through the pinning of superconducting vortices by the ferromagnetic textures. The ability to tailor this type of induced behavior is important to broaden its range of application. Here we show that engineering the F magnetization reversal allows the tuning of the strength of the vortex pinning (and memory) effects, as well as the field range in which they appear. This is done by using magnetic multilayers in which Co thin films are combined with different heavy metals ($\mathrm{Ru}$, $\mathrm{Ir}$, $\mathrm{Pt}$). By choosing the materials, thicknesses, and stacking order of the layers, we can design the characteristic domain size and morphology, from out-of-plane magnetized stripe domains to much smaller magnetic skyrmions. These changes strongly affect the magnetotransport properties. The underlying mechanisms are identified by comparing the experimental results to a magnetic pinning model.
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