Transport properties were investigated for epitaxial films of superconductor NbN and half-metallic Heusler alloy Co2MnSi under high magnetic fields up to 17 T. The superconducting transition temperature Tc of NbN/Co2MnSi/Au trilayer films was determined to be 16.1K in the absence of magnetic field. Temperature dependence of the resistivity ρ(T) was measured in both magnetic fields parallel and perpendicular to the surface of NbN/Co2MnSi/Au trilayer films. The activation energy U0(H) for vortex motion of the trilayer films in both magnetic fields was well fitted above 5 T by the similar model with the exponents in the field dependence of the pinning force density. From the resistivity ρ(T) measurements under high magnetic fields, the upper critical field Hc2(0) at 0 K was also deduced to be μ0Hc2 ∥(0)=23.2T for the parallel magnetic filed and μ0Hc2 ⊥(0)=15.8T for the perpendicular magnetic field, respectively. The experimental results under magnetic fields revealed the superconductivity of the NbN layer was affected by the interplay between the superconducting NbN layer and the half-metallic Co2MnSi layer.
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