Techniques borrowed from the computer chip industry have been adapted to join loops of superconducting metal
and manipulate the information they contain.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have created a superconducting sheet of lead only two atoms thick, the thinnest superconducting metal
layer ever created.
Last year, a Japanese team reported that solid molecular oxygen becomes a superconducting metal
at pressures exceeding 100 GPa, about 1 million times atmospheric pressure (SN: 7/18/98, p.
For instance, Mao and his co-workers have been squeezing hydrogen gas so tightly that it reorganizes into a solid and displays hints that it might even become a metal -- maybe even a superconducting metal
, according to calculations by others.
The detectors used at Stanford and London are loops of superconducting metal
through which electric currents flow.
So we wanted to explore whether a range of known superconducting metals
could successfully be 3D printed and retain their desirable electrical property."
IBM employs superconducting qubits that are made with superconducting metals
on a silicon chip and can be designed and manufactured using standard silicon fabrication techniques.
Bardeen, "Theory of the anomalous skin effect in normal and superconducting metals
," Physical Review, vol.
processing at temperatures near absolute zero, or -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit, to reduce thermal interference, as well as by using superconducting metals
. Lengthening the amount of time that a coherent state can be maintained is one of the challenges facing researchers.
In the last third of the book, Blair and McNamara describe efforts to create the ultimate detector made of the purest superconducting metals