Using platinum silicide as a superconductor for silicon electron coolers

M.J. Prest, Q.T. Zhao, J.T. Muhonen, V.A. Shah, J.S. Richardson-Bullock, Mika Prunnila, David Gunnarsson, T.E. Whall, E.H.C. Parker, D.R. Leadley

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    Abstract

    An electron cooling junction using platinum silicide as a superconductor contact is demonstrated for the first time. The junction shows encouraging electrical characteristics and a fit to a standard cooling model predicts cooling from 100 mK to 50 mK for a test device. Silicides have been widely used in the semiconductor industry because of their reliability and reduced contact resistance; hence this technology could find wider application in a silicon-based electron refrigerator.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon, ULIS 2013
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages201-204
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4802-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4800-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event14th International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon, ULIS 2013 - Coventry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Mar 201321 Mar 2013
    Conference number: 14

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon, ULIS 2013
    Abbreviated titleULIS 2013
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCoventry
    Period19/03/1321/03/13

    Keywords

    • cooling
    • electron
    • millikelvin
    • platinum
    • silicide
    • superconductor

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