, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 741-746

Radio Frequency-Single Electron Transistor: A Fast and Sensitive Electrometer Analogous to the Radio Frequency-Superconducting Quantum Interference Device

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Abstract

We describe a new mode of operation of the single electron transistor (SET). The so-called RF-SET (radio frequency-SET) is a dual of the RF-SQUID (radio frequency-superconducting quantum interference device). It has been operated at frequencies above 100 MHz with a very high charge sensitivity (1.2 × 10−5 e/√Hz. The large bandwidth, combined with a high sensitivity, will enable studies of the dynamics of mesoscopic systems on very short time scales.