Superconducting nanowires, with a critical temperature of 5.2 K, have been synthesized using an ion-beam-induced deposition, with a gallium focused ion beam and tungsten carboxyl, W (CO) 6, as precursor. The films are amorphous, with atomic concentrations of about 40%, 40%, and 20% for W, C, and Ga, respectively, 0 K values of the upper critical field and coherence length of 9.5 T and 5.9 nm, respectively, are deduced from the resistivity data at different applied magnetic fields. The critical current density is Jc =1.5× 105 A cm2 at 3 K. This technique can be used as a template-free fabrication method for superconducting devices.
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