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Operation of a high-T$_{c}$ SQUID gradiometer with a two-stage Joule-Thomson micro-cooler

Kalaboukhov, Alexei; Hoon, Erik-Jan de; Kuit, Kristiaan; Lerou, Pieter P. P. M.; Chukharkin, Maxim; Schneiderman, Justin; Sepehri, Sobhan; Sanz-Velasco, Anke; Jesorka, Aldo; Winkler, Dag


Practical applications of high-T$_{c}$ SQUIDs require cheap, simple in operation, and cryogen-free cooling. Mechanical cryo-coolers are generally not suitable for operation with SQUIDs due to their inherent magnetic and vibrational noise. In this work, we utilized a Joule-Thomson microfluidic cooling system to operate our high-T$_{c}$ SQUIDs [1]. The micro-cooler system is based on a commercial desktop CryoLab unit from DEMCON kryoz [2]. It contains a two-stage MEMS micro-cooler with a base temperature of 75 K, gross cooling power of 75 mW@80 K, and temperature stability ± 50 mK.
Our high-TC dc SQUID gradiometers were fabricated from YBa$_{2}$Cu$_{3}$O$_{7-x}$ thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition on 10 mm × 10 mm SrTiO$_{3}$ bicrystal substrates with 24° misorientation angle. The SQUID chip was glued onto a 0.3 mm thick silicon wafer chip carrier that was attached to the second stage of the cold head. The vacuum housing of the cold stage was made from non-magnetic material (polyethylene terephthalate, PET) and evacuated to a base pressure below 2x10$^{-3}$ mbar. The vacuum chamber features a 0.3 mm thick sapphire window that is placed above the sensor/cold stage. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000075565
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-755659
KITopen-ID: 1000075565
HGF-Programm 37.06.02 (POF III, LK 01) New Power Network Technology
Veranstaltung 2nd International Workshop on Cooling Systems for HTS Applications (IWC-HTS), Karlsruhe, Germany, 13th - 15th September 2017
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Author affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
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