Characterization of a Simple Thin-Film Super-Conducting Switch

Arthur C Leuthold, R. T. Wakai

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A simple thermally-controlled super-conducting switch was developed for switching low-level low-frequency signals. The device was fabricated and tested using different materials for superconductor, control line, and insulating layer. Refractory materials yielded the best combination of performance and ruggedness. Switching speeds of 1 MHz and control currents of 0.3 mA were achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes


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