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High-temperature superconductor junction technology
Author(s): Randy W. Simon
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Paper Abstract

Superconductive electronics is well known to offer substantial performance advantages over conventional technologies with respect to high-speed, low-power dissipation and high- frequency operation. Before the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, these benefits could only be obtained at liquid helium temperature. Devices and circuits based on HTS materials offer the promise of operation at temperatures as high as 77 K. The key element of most superconductive circuits is the Josephson junction, and developing a useful and reliable junction made from high-temperature superconductors (HTS) remains a central issue for the superconductive electronics community. The current status of HTS Josephson devices as they are being developed by a number of laboratories is reviewed. Recent progress by several groups has greatly enhanced the prospects for developing a circuit process based on HTS Josephson devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1477, Superconductivity Applications for Infrared and Microwave Devices II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45607
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Randy W. Simon, Conductus, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1477:
Superconductivity Applications for Infrared and Microwave Devices II
Vernon O. Heinen; Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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