Superconducting devices

Definition

Superconducting devices are electronic devices that harness the zero-resistance properties of superconductors. Superconducting devices are used for highly sensitive optical sensors, detectors of magnetic fields and low-noise amplifiers. Superconducting circuits are one possible type of qubit, the building blocks of quantum computers.

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    Complex oxide devices provide a platform for studying and making use of strongly correlated electronic behavior. Here the authors present a LaAlO3/SrTiO3 quantum dot and show that its transport behavior is consistent with the presence of attractive electron interactions and the charge Kondo effect.

    • Guenevere E. D. K. Prawiroatmodjo
    • , Martin Leijnse
    • , Felix Trier
    • , Yunzhong Chen
    • , Dennis V. Christensen
    • , Merlin Soosten
    • , Nini Pryds
    •  & Thomas S. Jespersen
  • Research | | open

    Two-dimensional superconductors will likely have applications not only in devices, but also in the study of fundamental physics. Here, Wang et al. demonstrate the CVD growth of superconducting NbSe2 on a variety of substrates, making these novel materials increasingly accessible.

    • Hong Wang
    • , Xiangwei Huang
    • , Junhao Lin
    • , Jian Cui
    • , Yu Chen
    • , Chao Zhu
    • , Fucai Liu
    • , Qingsheng Zeng
    • , Jiadong Zhou
    • , Peng Yu
    • , Xuewen Wang
    • , Haiyong He
    • , Siu Hon Tsang
    • , Weibo Gao
    • , Kazu Suenaga
    • , Fengcai Ma
    • , Changli Yang
    • , Li Lu
    • , Ting Yu
    • , Edwin Hang Tong Teo
    • , Guangtong Liu
    •  & Zheng Liu
  • Research |

    A finely tuned growth strategy to generate nanowire networks that fulfil all the prerequisites for braiding may lead to a demonstration of Majorana braiding.

    • Sasa Gazibegovic
    • , Diana Car
    • , Hao Zhang
    • , Stijn C. Balk
    • , John A. Logan
    • , Michiel W. A. de Moor
    • , Maja C. Cassidy
    • , Rudi Schmits
    • , Di Xu
    • , Guanzhong Wang
    • , Peter Krogstrup
    • , Roy L. M. Op het Veld
    • , Kun Zuo
    • , Yoram Vos
    • , Jie Shen
    • , Daniël Bouman
    • , Borzoyeh Shojaei
    • , Daniel Pennachio
    • , Joon Sue Lee
    • , Petrus J. van Veldhoven
    • , Sebastian Koelling
    • , Marcel A. Verheijen
    • , Leo P. Kouwenhoven
    • , Chris J. Palmstrøm
    •  & Erik P. A. M. Bakkers
    Nature 548, 434–438

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