Microwave-controlled high-Tc superconductor opening switch

C. Wu, Y. Tzeng, J. Nelson, M. Mosling, T. A. Roppel, S. McCooey, K. Struve, M. Fernandez

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Microwave quenching of the ceramic superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-x from the superconducting to normal state (resistivity approximately 10-3 ω cm) is studied. An opening switch based on this technique has been demonstrated. The operation of this very promising class of opening switch is discussed in conjunction with a model describing the quenching process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-996
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jul 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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