IMS 2011-100 Years of Superconductivity (1911-2011) - Existing and Emerging RF Applications of Superconductivity

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Superconductivity has many unique properties that can be used to produce RF, microwave and terahertz devices, circuits and systems with impressive characteristics. The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity. The discovery of superconductivity has been designated an "IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing". The year 2011 also marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS), which can be operated at cryogenic temperatures that are relatively easily achieved. To commemorate these two anniversaries, this Special Session has been organized to provide an overview of the history and unique properties of the superconducting state and to provide details on some promising applications of potential interest to the microwave community. In the initial talk, the history of superconductivity will be reviewed very briefly and the properties of superconductivity that can be exploited in various applications, especially at microwave and terahertz frequencies will be described. The other talks in this session will address specific applications including: circuits which permit digital signal processing at frequencies up to and exceeding 40 GHz, extremely low noise figure detection of microwave and terahertz signals, and superconductor microwave circuits for read-out in emerging quantum computing applications.

Session WE1F, Baltimore Convention Center Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 8:00 AM.

The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity. The discovery of superconductivity has been designated an "IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing".

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