Diamond Superconductivity and its Josephson Junction and SQUID


Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:00


Quantum Machines Unit - Zoom Seminar open to OIST

Diamond Superconductivity and its Josephson-Junction and SQUID

Abstract: Diamond Superconductivity and its Josephson Junction and SQUID Superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) is a magnetic sensor capable of detecting extremely small magnetic field and has already been used in various fields such as material science, medical equipment, mineral exploration, and so on. In addition, SQUID has also been used in qubit. Especially in Xmon qubit [1] which is a kind of transmon qubit [2] used for quantum computer, SQUID is an important component enabling to tune qubit frequency. General problems with SQUID's materials are temperature change, natural oxidation, and deterioration due to collision. Hence, we have fabricated a highly robust SQUID with heavily boron doped (8x1021 cm-3) diamond [3,4] which exhibits type II superconducting with Tc offset>10K has demonstrated SQUID operation [5,6]. Furthermore, boron-doped diamond enables SQUID operation under high magnetic field because of its high upper critical field which is estimated to be H2(0) = 11.5 T [7]. Among such demonstrations, the SQUID composed of the trench-type or step-type Josephson junctions (JJs), which were formed in the boundary of discontinuous (111) sectors, operated at 10 K above liquid helium temperature (4.2 K) [6]. Unlike the previous structure included (001) surface (Tc < 4.2 K) [5], these trench or step-type JJs were composed of only (111) surface (Tc = 10K) [3,7]. At present Vp-p=47.7 μV at 1.6 K is the highest value in diamond SQUIDs. One of the unique properties of diamond is the close coexistence of superconductivity and two-dimensional Hall gas (2DHG) [8]. 2DHG diamond field effect transistors (FETs) exhibit high power microwave operation [9]. All diamond Josephson (Jo) FET that exhibits gate control on the Josephson coupling ultimately leads to the realization of electrically tunable transmon qubits [10] (gatemon).

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[8] S. Imanishi HK et al. IEEE Elec. Dev. Lett. 42 (2021) (in press).
[9] S. Imanishi HK et al. IEEE Elec. Dev. Lett. 40 (2019) 279. [10] T..Larsen, C. M. Marcus et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 (2015) 127001. .


Hiroshi Kawarada is Professor of Department of Electronics & physical Systems and Department of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at Waseda University. He received B.S., M.E. and Doctor of Engineering (1985) at Waseda University. Between 1986-1990, he was Assistant Professor in Osaka University. From 1990, he joined Waseda University as Professor.


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