Superconducting Electronics

  • Harold Weinstock
  • Martin Nisenoff

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. John R. Clem
    Pages 1-18
  3. C. Van Haesendonck, Y. Bruynseraede
    Pages 19-34
  4. Y. Bruynseraede, C. Vlekken, C. Van Haesendonck
    Pages 35-55
  5. G. B. Donaldson
    Pages 57-86
  6. John Clarke
    Pages 87-148
  7. Gordon B. Donaldson
    Pages 175-207
  8. N. F. Pedersen
    Pages 209-234
  9. J. E. Lukens, A. K. Jain, K. L. Wan
    Pages 235-258
  10. T. Van Duzer
    Pages 285-330
  11. Hisao Hayakawa
    Pages 331-383
  12. T. M. Klapwijk, D. R. Heslinga, W. M. van Huffelen
    Pages 385-408
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 443-445

About these proceedings


The genesis of the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) upon which this volume is based, occurred during the summer of 1986 when we came to the realization that there had been significant progress during the early 1980's in the field of superconducting electronics and in applications of this technology. Despite this progress, there was a perception among many engineers and scientists that, with the possible exception of a limited number of esoteric fundamental studies and applications (e.g., the Josephson voltage standard or the SQUID magnetometer), there was no significant future for electronic systems incorporating superconducting elements. One of the major reasons for this perception was the aversion to handling liquid helium or including a closed-cycle helium liquefier. In addition, many critics felt that IBM's cancellation of its superconducting computer project in 1983 was "proof" that superconductors could not possibly compete with semiconductors in high-speed signal processing. From our perspective, the need for liquid helium was outweighed by improved performance, i. e., higher speed, lower noise, greater sensitivity and much lower power dissipation. For many commercial, medical, scientific and military applications, these attributes can lead to either enhanced capability (e.g., compact real-time signal processing) or measurements that cannot be made using any other technology (e.g., SQUID magnetometry to detect neuromagnetic activity).


Bauelemente Cryogenics Integrated Circuits Josephson Effect Josephson junction Josephson-Effekt Kryogenik SQUID Signal Processing Signalverarbeitung Superconductivity Superconductor Supraleitung electronics

Editors and affiliations

  • Harold Weinstock
    • 1
  • Martin Nisenoff
    • 2
  1. 1.Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchUSA
  2. 2.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83887-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83885-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site