Grooved dayem nanobridges as building blocks of high-performance YBa <inf>2</inf> Cu <inf>3</inf> O <inf>7-δ</inf> SQUID magnetometers
Journal article, 2019

We present noise measurements performed on a YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-δ nanoscale weak-link-based magnetometer consisting of a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) galvanically coupled to a 3.5 × 3.5 mm 2 pick-up loop, reaching white flux noise levels and magnetic noise levels as low as 6μÎ0/Hz and 100 fT/Hz at T = 77 K, respectively. The low noise is achieved by introducing grooved Dayem bridges (GDBs), a new concept of a weak link. A fabrication technique has been developed for the realization of nanoscale grooved bridges, which substitutes standard Dayem bridge weak links. The introduction of these novel key blocks reduces the parasitic inductance of the weak links and increases the differential resistance of the SQUIDs. This greatly improves the device performance, thus resulting in a reduction of the white noise.

magnetometer

YBCO

grooved Dayem bridge

SQUID

High-Tc

Author

Edoardo Trabaldo

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Christoph Pfeiffer

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Eric Andersson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Riccardo Arpaia

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Polytechnic University of Milan

Alexei Kalaboukhov

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Dag Winkler

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Floriana Lombardi

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Thilo Bauch

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Nano Letters

1530-6984 (ISSN) 1530-6992 (eISSN)

Subject Categories

Signal Processing

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics

DOI

10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04991

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3/27/2019