Recent Development of High Tc dc SQUID Magnetometer

Keiji ENPUKU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E80-C   No.10   pp.1240-1246
Publication Date: 1997/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Basic Properties and Applications of Superconductive Electron Devices)
dc SQUID,  high Tc superconductor,  flux noise,  FLL circuit,  flux trap,  

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Recent progress of highly sensitive magnetmeter utilizing high Tc dc superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) is reviewed briefly. Performance parameters of the SQUID magnetometer, such as field resolution, dynamic response and usability in unshielded environment, are focused on. Relationship between these performance parameters and SQUID characteristics are discussed quantitatively, and key factors which dominate each performance are clarified. With this result, design principle to obtain high performance SQUID magnetometer operating at T77K is shown. Present status on the performance of the magnetometer is discussed by comparing experimental results with theoretical predictions. Issues to much improve the performance of the high Tc SQUID magnetometer are also discussed.