Magnetoconductance (MC) measurements have been performed on a 2140 Å thick tungsten carbide film at temperatures very close to the superconducting transition temperature T c of the film. The data are dominated by superconducting fluctuations. A novel three-dimensional phenomenological model is proposed to explain the MC data, yielding good fits. The Larkin beta factor, Β Larkin , appeared as a fitting parameter. An expression proposed by Larkin for β Larkin failed badly for temperatures extremely close to T c . But at intermediate and high temperatures compared to T c , Larkin's expression gave very good agreement in fits to the MC data. At temperatures very close to T c , a crossover from three dimensions to two dimensions was observed in the behaviour of the MC of the film.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Physics Condensed Matter|
|State||Published - 5 Nov 2001|