Accession Number:

AD0688104

Title:

SUPERCONDUCTING LINE DIODES: SOME PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Mar-Dec 68,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Superconducting line diodes were constructed by pressing a cylindrical film of oxidized tin against a plane film of oxidized tin. The 1-V characteristics at 1.5 degrees K were typical of superconducting point-contact and bridge junctions, and contained step structure indicative of Josephson self-resonances up to at least 1,200 GHz. Also, possible evidence of high-order quantum transitions was observed in the form of constant-voltage steps at voltages up to 47.6 mv. Two-junction experiments to determine the detector or emitter capability of the superconducting line diodes, yielded negative results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE