Fundamental Limits on Squid Technology

  • John Clarke
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series


In the last few years, the flux noise energy of the dc Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) (Jaklevic et al., 1964) has been lowered by about four orders of magnitude. The most sensitive SQUID yet made is close to the limits set by fundamental quantum processes. The purpose of this article is to review these developments, and, in particular, to discuss at some length the limiting quantum processes in both single junctions and SQUIDs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Clarke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Materials and Molecular Research DivisionLawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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