High-Tc DC SQUIDs for use in a background field

Andreas Jansman

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    SQUIDs are the most sensitive magnetic flux sensors currently existing. A dc SQUID consists of a superconducting ring interrupted by two Josephson junctions. An applied flux generates a circulating current in the SQUID ring which causes a voltage over the junctions. Any physical property that can be converted into magnetic flux can be measured by a SQUID. E.g. SQUID magnetometers, accelerometers, galvanometers and picovoltmeters have been realized. Each application requires its own optimization. This thesis treats the development of high-Tc SQUIDs for low frequency magnetometry in an eventual background field. This involves optimization of (multilayer) film technology and junctions and careful design of the SQUID and eventual pick-up arrangements.
    Original languageUndefined
    • Rogalla, Horst, Supervisor
    • Flokstra, J., Advisor
    Award date10 Sep 1999
    Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
    Print ISBNs90-36513413
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 1999


    • METIS-128258
    • IR-23461

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