Physicists invent printable superconducting devices

(Nanowerk News) Superconducting devices such as SQUIDS (Superconducting Quantum Interferometry Device) can perform ultra-sensitive measurements of magnetic fields. Leiden physicsts invented a method to 3D-print these and other superconducting devices in minutes.
'Fabricating superconducting devices on a computer chip is a multi-step and demanding procedure, requiring dedicated facilities', says Kaveh Lahabi, a physicist at Leiden Universty. 'It usually takes days to complete',
Lahabi and co-authors have developed a new approach, in which Josephson junctions, essential parts of SQUIDS, can be printed on almost any surface in mere minutes, within an electron microscope.
In this video, Lahabi and co-author Tycho Blom demonstrate their technique and discuss their recent article in ACS Nano ("Direct-Write Printing of Josephson Junctions in a Scanning Electron Microscope").
Late Night Physics with Kaveh Lahabi. How to make functional Josephson devices using focused electron beam-induced deposition.
Source: Leiden University
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