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NPL Authors' Invited Chapter in 'The Oxford Handbook of Small Superconductors'

Over the past decade, NPL Quantum Detection Group scientists have pioneered work on nanoscale superconducting quantum interference devices (nanoSQUIDs).

This work and those of other groups in this rapidly expanding field are described in a chapter on Superconducting Nano Devices in the recently published 'Oxford Handbook of Small Superconductors', edited by A V Narlikar and published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

The overall theme of the book concerns mesoscopic superconductors, ranging from a few micrometres down to the nanometre scale where superconducting properties are dramatically changed, showing the dominance of quantum effects. In a world obsessed with miniaturization of electronic device technology, small superconductors acquire even greater relevance for development of novel quantum devices.

One of the international names in superconductivity, Prof Archie Campbell from Cambridge University, has already recommended the Handbook as follows:

"This is a timely book which covers a very wide range of superconducting theory and applications. It deals with the basic physics of superconductors and vortices, the application to small and mesoscopic systems, and the properties of complete devices. The authors are all experts in their field and have reviewed the latest literature in their particular area. […] Every laboratory working on superconductors on a small scale needs a copy of this book."

Contact: Ling Hao

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Created: 20 Mar 2017


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