Magnetic-field-effect three-terminal device based on YBa2Cu 3O7-δ grain boundary junctions

L. Alff, B. Mayer, S. Schuster, O. Fröhlich, R. Gerdemann, A. Beck, R. Gross

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Three-terminal YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin film devices based on a parallel array of grain boundary Josephson junctions were fabricated. The multiloop superconducting device is controlled by the magnetic field generated by a current Ictrl, which modulates the critical current Ic through the Josephson junction array. For these devices a current gain ranging between 2 at 77 K and 5 at 30 K was obtained. The spatial homogeneity of the device properties was studied by low-temperature scanning electron microscopy and by the determination of the supercurrent correlation function. Comparing the measured and the theoretically expected supercurrent correlation function shows that the device characteristics agree well with those expected from the device geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1843-1845
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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