MgB2 magnetometer with directly coupled pick-up loop

C. Portesi, D. Mijatovic, Dick Veldhuis, Alexander Brinkman, E. Monticone, R.S. Gonnelli

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magnetometer with a directly coupled pick-up loop. We used an all in situ technique for fabricating magnesium diboride films, which consists of the co-evaporation of B and Mg by means of an e-gun and a resistive heater respectively. Consequently, we realized the superconducting device, which incorporates two nanobridges as weak links in a superconducting loop. The nanobridges were realized by focused ion beam milling; they were 240 nm wide and had a critical current density of 107 A cm−2. The magnetometer was characterized at different temperatures and also measurements of the noise levels have been performed. The device shows Josephson quantum interference up to 20 K and the calculated effective area at low temperatures was 0.24 mm2. The transport properties of the magnetometer allow determining fundamental materials properties of the MgB2 thin films, such as the penetration depth.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)S303-
JournalSuperconductor science and technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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