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Author Curtz, Noé ♦ Koller, Edmond ♦ Zbinden, Hugo ♦ Decroux, Michel ♦ Antognazza, Louis ♦ Fischer, Øystein ♦ Gisin, Nicolas
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2010-02-03
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Condensed Matter - Superconductivity ♦ Condensed Matter - Materials Science ♦ physics:cond-mat
Abstract Manufacturing superconducting circuits out of ultrathin films is a challenging task when it comes to patterning complex compounds, which are likely to be deteriorated by the patterning process. With the purpose of developing high-T$_c$ superconducting photon detectors, we designed a novel route to pattern ultrathin YBCO films down to the nanometric scale. We believe that our method, based on a specific use of a focused-ion beam, consists in locally implanting Ga^{3+} ions and/or defects instead of etching the film. This protocol could be of interest to engineer high-T$_c$ superconducting devices (SQUIDS, SIS/SIN junctions and Josephson junctions), as well as to treat other sensitive compounds.
Description Reference: Supercond. Sci. Technol. 23 045015 (2010)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 13


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