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Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) (2.4)

Student's Manual In this experiment we will use the Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) that helps us develop an idea of superconductivity. With SQUID we can observe various interesting quantum mechanical effects such as flux quantization, quantum interference and quantum mechanical tunneling at the macroscopic level. We will also use the SQUID as a magnetometer capable of sensing extremely small magnetic fields.
Squid's User Manual Squid's User Manual
Sample Results

Voltage-Current characteristics
Voltage-Flux characteristics
Superconducting transition
R-T graph for Mr. SQUID’s chip
Mr. SQUID as a Magnetometer

Further Readings and References "SQUIDS and their applications", J. C. Gallop and B. W. Petley. Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments Volume 9. 417-429 1983.

“Superconducting quantum interference device instruments and applications" R. L. Fagaly. Review of Scientific Instruments, 77, 101101-1 - 101101-45, 2006.
"Introduction to Electrodynamics", David J. Griffiths, 3rd edition, pp. 234-240.
"Solid State Physics", J. R. Hook, H. E. Hall, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1991, pp. 278-315.

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