Tunable high transition temperature superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer with gate-voltage-controlled bicrystal junctions

Kuen Lin Chen, U. C. Sou, J. C. Chen, H. C. Yang, J. T. Jeng, P. C. Ko, H. E. Horng, C. H. Wu, J. H. Chen

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A gate-voltage-controlled high transition temperature direct current superconducting quantum interference device (high- Tc dc SQUID) magnetometer was fabricated to study how the electric field effect affects the device's voltage-flux and voltage-current characteristics. The magnetometer consists of a monolithic YBa2 Cu3 O7-δ superconducting film and bicrystal junctions covered by a polymethylmethacrylate film as the gate insulator. It was found that the magnetic flux modulated voltage swing of the SQUID magnetometer varies by 48% when the gate voltage is changed from -1.9 to 9.5 V. The variation in voltage swing is attributed to the change of effective capacitance in grain-boundary junctions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033504
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 31


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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