Magnetic field sensing with the kinetic inductance of a high- Tc superconductor

Visa Vesterinen (Corresponding Author), S. Ruffieux, A. Kalaboukhov, Hannu Sipola, Mikko Kiviranta, D. Winkler, J. F. Schneiderman, Juha Hassel

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We carry out an experimental feasibility study of a magnetic field sensor based on the kinetic inductance of the high critical temperature (high-Tc) superconductor yttrium barium copper oxide. We pattern thin superconducting films into radio-frequency resonators that feature a magnetic field pick-up loop. At 77 K and for film thicknesses down to 75 nm, we observe the persistence of screening currents that modulate the loop kinetic inductance. We report on a device with a magnetic field sensitivity of 4 pT/√Hz, an instantaneous dynamic range of 11 μT, and operability in magnetic fields up to 28 μT. According to the experimental results the device concept appears attractive for sensing applications in ambient magnetic field environments.
Original languageEnglish
Article number045217
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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