May 26, 2009
Focus issue: NanoSQUIDs
Potential applications for nano-scale superconducting interference devices (nanoSQUIDs) include the measurement of small magnetic systems, transition edge detection, nanoelectronics including memory, scanning SQUID microscopy, and devices for quantum computing and quantum metrology.
In this free-to-read article, Cathy Foley and Hans Hilgenkamp introduce a special section of Superconductor Science and Technology (SuST) by outlining a range of approaches to creating nanoSQUIDs. The authors continue their overview by summarizing the functionality that's on offer to give readers a feel for why this is such an exciting research area.
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