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Hybrid superconductor–semiconductor electronics

An ultrahigh-impedance superconducting switch could be used to integrate superconducting systems and CMOS control circuitry.

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Fig. 1: A high-impedance superconducting switch.


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Frasca, S., Charbon, E. Hybrid superconductor–semiconductor electronics. Nat Electron 2, 433–434 (2019).

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