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Superconducting electronics

The nanoSQUID makes its debut

A superconducting quantum interference device made with carbon nanotubes may be able to measure changes in the magnetic moment of a single molecule.

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Figure 1: The nanoSQUID.
Figure 2: In the magnetization measurements suggested by Cleziou et al. the magnetic nanoparticle (blue) is placed directly on the carbon nanotube Josephson junction (grey).
Figure 3: The maximum switching current of the nanoSQUID measured as a function of the voltages at the two gates shown in Fig. 1 (x and y axes).


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Aprili, M. The nanoSQUID makes its debut. Nature Nanotech 1, 15–16 (2006).

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