The New Superconducting Electronics

  • Harold Weinstock
  • Richard W. Ralston

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 251)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Y. Bruynseraede, C. Vlekken, C. Van Haesendonck, V. V. Moshchalkov
    Pages 1-28
  3. Y. Bruynseraede, V. V. Moshchalkov, M. Dhallé, C. Van Haesendonck
    Pages 29-58
  4. A. I. Braginski
    Pages 89-122
  5. John Clarke
    Pages 123-180
  6. G. B. Donaldson, A. Cochran, R. M. Bowman
    Pages 181-220
  7. R. D. Parmentier
    Pages 221-248
  8. A. W. Kleinsasser
    Pages 249-275
  9. Richard S. Withers
    Pages 277-310
  10. A. D. Smith
    Pages 311-328
  11. John X. Przybysz
    Pages 329-361
  12. S. Hasuo
    Pages 363-399
  13. P. Hadley, J. E. Mooij
    Pages 401-421
  14. K. K. Likharev
    Pages 423-452
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 453-457

About this book


This volume is based on the proceedings of the NATO-sponsored Advanced Studies Institute (ASn on The New Superconducting Electronics (held 9-20 August 1992 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire USA). The contents herein are intended to provide an update to an earlier volume on the same subject (based on a NATO ASI held in 1988). Four years seems a relatively short time interval, and our title itself, featuring The New Superconducting Electronics, may appear somewhat pretentious. Nevertheless, we feel strongly that the ASI fostered a timely reexamination of the technical progress and application potential of this rapid-paced field. There are, indeed, many new avenues for technological innovation which were not envisioned or considered possible four years ago. The greatest advances by far have occurred with regard to oxide superconductors, the so-called high­ transition-temperature superconductors, known in short as HTS. These advances are mainly in the ability to fabricate both (1) high-quality, relatively large-area films for microwave filters and (2) multilayer device structures, principally superconducting-normal-superconducting (SNS) Josephson junctions, for superconducting-quantum-interference-device (SQUID) magnetometers. Additionally, we have seen the invention and development of the flux-flow transistor, a planar three-terminal device. During the earlier ASI only the very first HTS films with adequate critical-current density had just been fabricated, and these were of limited area and had high resistance for microwave current.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harold Weinstock
    • 1
  • Richard W. Ralston
    • 2
  1. 1.Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchUSA
  2. 2.Lincoln LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4848-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1918-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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