Ni-Cr-Based Thin-Film Cryoresistors

Alexandre F. Satrapinski, A.M. Savin, S. Novikov, Ossi M. Hahtela

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    Ni-Cr-based thin-film resistors have been fabricated and studied at temperatures of down to 50 mK. The resistivity of the films varied within (14-25)Omega*sq, depending on the additions of Cu, Al, Ge, and Mn. The minimum temperature coefficient (TC) at 4.2 K (TC = -50 middot 10 -6 /K) is obtained for Ni 75 Cr 20 CU 2.5 AI 2.5 (Evanohm alloy) doped with 2.5% Ge. At the 50-150 mK range, the TC of the alloy increases to -4.15 middot 10 -6 /mK. The resistors demonstrate the Kondo minimum at 20-30 K. The power coefficient of the 560-kOmega sample, which was measured at 4.2 K, was found to be les -0.008 middot 10 -6 /muW. Power dependence measurements at subkelvin temperatures showed an electron overheating at the power level of above 10 p W for a 500-k film resistor.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1206-1210
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Accurate measurements
    • cryoresistors
    • low temperature


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